Friday, 11 December 2009

Twin Towns

A friend from Swindon sent me this link with the title 'Oh dear.' 
This is about the recent news that Walt Disney World has been twinned with Swindon, after a resident won the competition by sending in a video and writing a poem describing her hometown. An interesting quote from the article says, "It is the first time the "magic kingdom" has twinned with somewhere "in the real world". It seems strange that twinning towns is made to promote cultural and commercial ties when Swindon does not immediately suggest any links, at all, with Disney World, and now the two are connected. I can however appreciate the comparison between Swindon's roundabout with the tea cup ride, although the idea is most likely too abstract for other residents to identify with!

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