It is time to introduce you to a few places near where I live. The following photos are of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Darlington, a beautiful village church near Darlington, Bishop Auckland in the fog, Newcastle’s Hindu mandir, and a tree stump in woodland near Sedgefield. The dramatic sunset was taken from the back door of our Darlington house. Trains feature in two of the shots because, as I am sure many of you know, Darlington played an important role in the early development of the railways. The station interior is Newcastle Central and the steam locomotive is leaving Darlington Bank Top.