View the photos of benches which have earned Hartlepool man thousands of Twitter followers

A collection of pictures of benches by Hartlepool man Paul Griffiths have earned Twitter acclaim by attracting more than 5,000 followers.

By Gavin Ledwith, Digital Specialist
Saturday, 13 April, 2019, 10:38
Recognise this view, Hartlepool?

Here are just some of his photographs with his home town naturally making an appearance. You can also read more about Paul's unusual hobby here.

Hartlepool's Paul Griffiths sitting on one of his favourite benches on The Shawl.
A fantastic view of the Wharfe Valley.
A pleasant view from a Welsh hill.
Another magnificent view of the Yorkshire Dales.
An atmospheric view of our own town.
A wintry scene from the York Moors.
A fiery sky is beautifully captured on camera.

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A bench in the Polish capital.
The scenic views from this Wensleydale market town inspired Paul to begin his collection.
A view near Tower Bridge.
Another terrific shot from our own Headland.
A popular day out only around an hour away from Hartlepool.
England's green and pleasant land lives up to its reputation.
What a view of Sydney Opera House and the nearby Harbour Bridge.
Calm inside the racecourse.