JusJoJan prompt the 12th – “Sing”

Part of LindaGHill’s Justjojan

How far can we go?

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Boris went for a ride
From the cameras he couldn’t hide.
He went seven miles
Returned full of smiles
But was he within the rules
Apparently so for him, but not us fools.

Two ladies went for drive
A thing they thought was prescribed.
They only went five miles
To socially distance, together a while
But they took along a flask
And the police took them task
So £400 they had to pay
Unlike Boris, but what the hey.

Now how far can we go
It’s something we really should know.
Because there seems to be two sets of rules you see
So remember, if you’re rich and famous
You can do as you wish, which isn’t the same for plebs like you and me .

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Reveal Travel Challenge: Day 6

Mende a beautiful town in Lozere France. There is so much to see. We got a circular, information leaflet that took us on an historic tour of the old town! Boy it was old! There is evidence that there have been people living in the town since 200BC. Read about it here it is very interesting. 

This is the narrowest street the ancient town of Mende.

 We followed the map and found it very interesting. We visited the Cathedral , It was Pope Urban V  who started work on  the cathedral (1368), for a completion in 1467.

As you can see the two towers are completely different, one was destroyed during the religious wars. I am totally miffed as to why they did not replicate the old one? 

Here they are restoring part of the old ramparts of the town. This time unlike their predecessors they are honouring what was there before.

This is the the oldest water pump in town apparently it is the best water in the Town!! 

This spectacular moment in time  is painted on the side of a house in the old town it looks as if the guy with the flag is about to step on to the street! The scene in the painting actually depicts a scene from Voltarra an Italian town that Mende is twinned with . We have visited Voltarra too. 

Well that is all the photos the internet here will allow me to upload right now . 

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