Short Photo Stories

photo by Renata Blonska
photo by Renata Blonska
photo by Renata Blonska
photo by Renata Blonska
Photo by Renata Blonska - HKG7006
photo by Renata Blonska - 2005HV

Only two hours north of Sydney, Hunter is a perfect place for a weekend trip or even one day trip. With more than 120 wineries this is the place to be if you would like a glass of good wine and a few cases to take home.   But it is not only the wine; there are many award winning restaurants, beautiful gardens and of course stunning wineries and estates offering wine and accommodation. This is the place not to be missed if you are planning a visit to Sydney. In the meantime, please enjoy my photographs. Words and photographs by Renata Blonska 

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photo by Renata Blonska

Imagine over 100 beaches in one city, imagine some of them being finest and most famous beaches in the world, imagine sunny weather during most of the year, friendly people, bays, valleys, hills, rock pools …  and here you go – this is Sydney. The city that stole my heart years ago and never let it go.

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photo by Renata Blonska
photo by Renata Blonska

In between the two beaches, close to where I live, there is the cemetery with one of the best view one could ever imagine. Located on the top of the cliffs in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, overlooking open ocean, it is a very popular costal walking track but it always make people to slow down. Slow down and think… at least for a few seconds. It is called Waverley Cemetery and as ironic as it sounds it is on the list of the 15 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Cemeteries From Around The World. Photographs and words by Renata Blonska 

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photo by Renata Blonska - 400MY
photo by Renata Blonska

It was late afternoon of the 1st of August 1944 when the city of Warsaw started one of its most remembered fights for freedom and liberation from Nazi Germany. The uprising was intended to last a few days until outside supporting forces arrived, however this never happened.  The city betrayed by its Allies was eventually destroyed almost to the ground.  Well, almost… ” The city must completely disappear from the surface of the earth…No stone can remain standing. Every building must be razed to its foundation.” – SS chief Heinrich Himmler Here there is a few photographs of what you can see today, 69 years later.

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photo by Renata Blonska - 6002AU

The name “Maroubra” is an Aboriginal word meaning place of thunder. It is describing the sound of the ocean waves pounding against the rocks. This is my little place on earth, the place I call home. If you are planning a trip to Sydney make sure to pop out and say hello. Maroubra Beach is one of the most popular surfing beach in the world but much quieter and more downmarket than its neighbouring Coogee Beach or Bondi Beach. Maroubra beach can be windy and wild, can be serene and dreamy, can be romantic, can be anything you want. It is worth to visit and spend at least one day far away from the hassle and bustle.  It is only 10 kilometres south-east of the Sydney Business District and easy accessible by bus from Sydney...

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Welcome to our website, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Short Photo Stories was founded by Renata Blonska in June 2011 in Sydney Australia as a travel and photography platform – here it opens to the public for photography enthusiast from all over the world. It aims to enable all of us to share all the beauty of things and places we see through photography.

Please wonder around the website, enjoy the photos, vote for the best one, feel free to leave your comment and by all means share your passion with all of us by sending your best shots.

Anyone can vote and anyone can send photos.

Everyone is welcomed, you don’t have to be a photographer, you can be at any age (subject to terms and conditions of use), living at any part of the world. Please read how this website works and do not hesitate to share your thoughts with us. If you have a story behind your photo, we encourage you to tell it while sending a photo – best stories will be published together with the photo.

Please note, by sending your photo you will not be deprived of your rights to your photo, you will be allowed to distribute, sell and display your own images wherever and whenever later you wish.

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