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Kathmandu Durbar Square - photo by Renata Blonska

Nepal may not be the typical holiday destination. It can be challenging and confronting, demanding and frustrating, but it is certainly fascinating and unique. Life in Nepal is simply simple. There are no five star resorts, endless white beaches and palm trees, not much city entertainment, neither fancy restaurants. In fact you have to be careful what you eat and what you drink, how you drive and where you go. Some will even say that if you don’t do trekking or climbing of some sort there is not much else to do in Nepal. Well, I will try to prove them wrong. Photographs and words by Renata Blonska

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Phewa Lake - photo by Renata Blonska

Here are a few shots from Phewa Tal – the most touristy township in Nepal I’ve visited. It was a very early morning at the lake where locals prepare their boats for daily run on the lake. On clear, calm days, the mountains, including Mt. Everest, are spectacularly reflected in the lake’s mirror surface. However to see it you need to visit this place in October – November. Photographs and words by Renata Blonska

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Autumn – the Grande Finale of each summer. Fall is the time I just fall into – my favourite season of the year. The time when most of globe enters into Spring season, here in Australia,  we are saying goodbye to Summer, and what a spectacular farewell it is…  Here are a few shots of this year Fall season in Southern Highlands, NSW Australia. Words and photographs by Renata Blonska 

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Hidden around the hills there it is, the forgotten land called Cuandixia. Driving northwest from Beijing, towards Mongolian border in the Jingxi mountain you can find this place frozen in time.  Cuandixia, founded during the Ming Dynasty, is a classic feng shui walled village, designed to keep out wandering spirits. The village is one of the last stops on the ancient silk road into Beijing. With it’s network of stone paved stairways, courtyard homes layer up the side of the mountain linked one with another, each with traditional outside stove, this little place creates imaginary atmosphere. Photographs and words by Renata Blonska

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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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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

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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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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