shining is conceptual social photography blog that was born during a family trip to rome by my brother and i (he is the original shiner).
as a child i had to go to places like notre dame, the eifel tower and the statue of liberty with my parents, and to watch and hear them and all the other people around us being amazed from those huge blocks of stone that were built to show the power of some ego maniac who wanted people to remeber him.
as a consequence today i find no pleasure of visiting these kind of places, and often even feel sick from humanity when i see that those assholes who built those buildings got exactly what they wanted.
I feel that shining brought back for me the joy of being a tourist. on this trip to rome when my brother and i hanged around and took those photos we had a chance to act as normal tourists but to be very special at the same time.
i would like to see shining photos from famous monuments and buildings around the world, i would be happy to recieve pictures and post them here.
go and join the tourists!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Israel Part I Tel Aviv Jaffa

Tel Aviv
So i started my trip in Tel Aviv, the first jewish city after 2000 years of exile. this view can be seen from Jaffa 

Tel Aviv in Wikipedia

Other than being the most laid back city in this country, Tel Aviv also offers massive amount of very cheap anise Alcohol called Arak, and some nice bars where one can consume it. Combining this with the natural tendency of showing our dicks me and my brother made some funny photos, even though they do not exactly fit with the shining concept.
The Dangers of Arak
This is an important picture, its the first shining photo of the two of us together!

 Shining in the Shesek

The Shesek Bar is a super cool and shining friendly place. here i shine with Mixmonster, one of Israel's Top DJ's and a member of The Apples. I call on you good people to go to Israel and shine at the Shesek, who knows you might also get lucky and find yourself doing something nasty in the toilets!

Monday, November 29, 2010

How to join the community or the rules of shining

After many questions from people if they can do it with a fake penis or a dildo or all kinds of other accesories, i decided to post here the rules of shining:
1) shining must be kept natural and not sexual, therefore no fake penis or any other accessory.
2) girls who want to take part are more than welcome, but since no accessory is allowed they will have to show something else. breasts or vagina, you have your options.

and again i would like to stress out the point that shining is not sexual, its funny and its a statement of freedom
Shine On!

The first Shining photo from israel. Beit She'arim national Park

I am honored and delighted to post here a photo i got from Israel, this guy will get the title "the original Shiner of Judah".
i would also like to add that the shiner of Judah is not only a member of the shining community but also one of the best drummers in israel and he is a part of one of the best bands that came out of israel the last few years.

Beit She'arim in wikipedia

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A tribute photo from japan! Attention fake penis

A friend from japan has sent me this picture.
The penis in the picture is a fake penis, therefore it is not shining.
but im so flattered and thankful that people are actually taking notice of my blog, so i had to post it here!
next time i hope for some real shining infront something cool like the tokyo tower.

about Narita airport in wikipedia

Friday, November 12, 2010

Soviet War Memorial (Treptower Park)

It was rainy and cold, but we just had to show our respect and shine over this great monument, dedicated to those soviet soldiers who fought the nazis and never had a chance to rape and pillage like their comrades who got to enjoy the fruits of victory

wikpedia tells us

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Israeli newspaper got us first!

i will post an english and geman trnaslation soon, maybe.
basicaly what they are saying is that our dicks are provocative and funny

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Some more unknown locations in Rome

Well before we continue with our German tour, i would like to post here the rest of the better photos of Rome.
Our next stop after Berlin will be Nürnberg. if anyone can help with names of the places so i could put some information i would be grateful, thanks!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (im a jew its ok)

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (GermanDenkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas), also known as the Holocaust Memorial (German: Holocaust-Mahnmal), is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold. It consists of a 19,000 square meter (4.7 acre) site covered with 2,711concrete slabs or "stelae", one for each page of the Talmud arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The stelae are 2.38m (7.8') long, 0.95m (3' 1.5") wide and vary in height from 0.2 m to 4.8m (8" to 15'9"). According to Eisenman's project text, the stelae are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, and the whole sculpture aims to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason. A 2005 copy of the Foundation for the Memorial's official English tourist pamphlet, however, states that the design represents a radical approach to the traditional concept of a memorial, partly because Eisenman did not use any symbolism. An attached underground "Place of Information" (German: Ort der Information) holds the names of all known Jewish Holocaust victims, obtained from the Israeli museum Yad Vashem.
Building began on April 1, 2003 and was finished on December 15, 2004. It was inaugurated on May 10, 2005, sixty years after the end of World War II, and opened to the public on May 12 of the same year. It is located one block south of the Brandenburg Gate, in the Friedrichstadt neighborhood. The cost of construction was approximately 25 million.
The memorial is controversial, and was described by Ignatz Bubis, the then leader of the German Jewish community, as unnecessary.[citation needed]


The Reichstag building is a historical edifice in Berlin, Germany, constructed to house theReichstagparliament of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed theReichstag until 1933, when it was severely damaged in a fire supposedly set by Dutchcommunist Marinus van der Lubbe. During the Nazi era, the few meetings of members of theReichstag as a group were held in the Kroll Opera House. After the Second World War the Reichstag building fell into disuse as the parliament of the German Democratic Republic met in the Palace of the Republic in East Berlin and the parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany met in the Bundeshaus in Bonn.
The building was made safe against the elements and partially refurbished in the 1960s, but no attempt at full restoration was made until after the reunification of Germany on October 3, 1990, when it underwent reconstruction led by internationally renowned architect Norman Foster. After its completion in 1999, it became the meeting place of the modern German parliament, the Bundestag.
The Reichstag as a parliament dates back to the Holy Roman Empire and ceased to act as a true parliament in the years of the Nazi regime (1933–1945). In today's usage, the Germanterm Reichstag or Reichstagsgebäude (Reichstag building) refers to the building, while the term Bundestag refers to the institution.

Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate (GermanBrandenburger Tor) is a former city gateand one of the main symbols of Berlin and Germany. It is located west of the city center at the junction of Unter den Linden and Ebertstraße, immediately west of the Pariser Platz. It is the only remaining gate of a series through which Berlin was once entered. One block to the north stands the Reichstag building. The gate is the monumental entry to Unter den Linden, the renowned boulevard of linden trees which formerly led directly to the city palace of the Prussian monarchs. It was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace and built by Carl Gotthard Langhans from 1788 to 1791. Having suffered considerable damage in World War II, the Brandenburg Gate was fully restored from 2000 to 2002 by the Stiftung Denkmalschutz Berlin (Berlin Monument Conservation Foundation). Today, it is regarded as one of Europe's most famous landmarks.

Fernsehturm Berlin - its bigger than the eifel tower!

The Fernsehturm (German for "television tower") is a television tower in the city centre of Berlin, Germany. Close to Alexanderplatz and part of the World Federation of Great Towers(WFGT), the tower was constructed between 1965 and 1969 by the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) administration who intended it as a symbol of Berlin, which it remains today,[1] as it is easily visible throughout the central and some suburban districts of Berlin. With its height of 368 meters, it is the tallest structure in Germany.

Welcome to berlin!

First documented in the 13th century, Berlin was successively the capital of the Kingdom of Prussia (1701–1918), the German Empire (1871–1918), the Weimar Republic (1919–1933) and the Third Reich (1933–1945).[6] Berlin in the 1920s was the third largest municipality in the world.[7] After World War II, the city was divided; East Berlin became the capital of East Germany while West Berlin became a de facto West German exclave, surrounded by the Berlin Wall (1961–1989).[8] Following German reunification in 1990, the city regained its status as the capital of all Germany hosting 147 foreign embassies.[9][10] 

Friday, October 22, 2010

i dont remember the name can someone help?

shining at the collosseum

The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin:Amphitheatrum FlaviumItalian Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo), is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of RomeItaly, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.
Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started between 70 and 72 AD[1] under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus,[2] with further modifications being made during Domitian's reign (81–96).[3] The name "Amphitheatrum Flavium" derives from both Vespasian's and Titus's family name (Flavius, from the gens Flavia).
Capable of seating 50,000 spectators,[1][4][5] the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.

the jewish ghetto in rome

The Roman (Jewish) Ghetto (ItalianGhetto di Roma) was located in the rione Sant'Angelo, in the area surrounded by today's Via delPortico d'OttaviaLungotevere dei CenciVia del Progresso and Via di Santa Maria del Pianto close to the Tiber and the Theater of Marcellus, in RomeItaly.
Papal bull Cum nimis absurdum, promulgated by Pope Paul IV in 1555 segregated the Jews, who had lived freely in Rome since Antiquity, in a walled quarter with three gates that were locked at night, and subjected them to various restrictions on their personal freedoms such as limits to allowed professions and compulsory Catholic sermons on the Jewish shabbat.
The measures contained in Paul IV's bull, including the establishment of the Roman Ghetto, had the explicit objectives of segregating the Jewish population of the city from the Christian majority, both spatially and legally, and of placing the former on a level of legal and social inferiority with respect to the latter. However, the ghetto was welcome to some Jews who thought that its walls served also to protect the small Jewish community from the possible attacks of Christian mobs and from the drain which must follow from assimilation to the majority, at the same time enabling special religious customs to be observed without interference[1].

Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II

The Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II) or Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland) or "Il Vittoriano" is a monument to honour Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy, located in RomeItaly. It occupies a site between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill. The monument was designed by Giuseppe Sacconi in 1885; sculpture for it was parceled out to established sculptors all over Italy, such as Angelo Zanelli.[1] It was inaugurated in 1911 and completed in 1935.[2]
The monument, "chopped with terrible brutality into the immensely complicated fabric of the hill",[3] is built of pure white marble from Botticino,Brescia, and features majestic stairways, tall Corinthian columns, fountains, a huge equestrian sculpture of Victor Emmanuel and two statues of the goddess Victoria riding on quadrigas. The structure is 135 m (443 ft) wide and 70 m (230 ft) high. If the quadrigae and winged victories are included, the height is to 81 m (266 ft).[2]

shining in an unknown location in rome

the original shiner in piazza venezzia

this photo is not the most succesfull one. but its the first.

shining infront of the basilica in piazza republica