The image is of the town wall and Cathedral Church in the town of Zagan, Lubuskie, Poland. Alert bloggees will recall that Duns is twinned with this Polish settlement. Indeed the church has a Scottish look-not too dissimilar to Chirnside Church of Scotland.
The Blurb from Google continues: (apologies for the repetition from a comment made on a post a few days back)
"Zagan is a small, picturesque, town with a population of around 14,000 in the south west of Poland. During the Second World War, the forest around Zagan (then located deep in Germany and named Sagan) was the location of the infamous Stalag Luft III, and the 'Great Escape' where 76 prisoners of war escaped by a man made tunnel from the German Luft Waffe prison camp. The escape, made famous by the Hollywood movie starring Steve McQueen, resulted in all but three of those who escaped being recaptured and 50 executed contrary to the Geneva Convention. The former grounds of the Stalag Luft III at Zagan are now part of a Polish military training area. Near the former camp site is small, but interesting museum, and some recently erected monuments. Zagan was also the birthplace of the German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler"
So Duns has Duns Scotus and Zagan Johannes Kepler. But as far as I know Duns Castle was never an infamous POW camp so we can't carry parallels too far.Only reluctant Brides with a sudden last minute change of mind might seek to tunnel out of there. I wonder why Zagan was chosen as Duns' twin?
In the meanwhile Hutton is thinking of finding a twin village within the EU. Hutton Think Tank is on the job. One early suggestion was twinning with Paxton.
It is in the EU.
Response so far from the HTT Board of Management has not been enthusiastic
Labels: Duns, Hutton Think Tank, Merse, Zagan