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!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Shining all over Wroclaw

Its been a long time since we posted, thats because we still havent got a sponsor to send us to places around the world.
anyway, we were lucky enough to get the opportunity the go to poland for free.
unfortunately for you guys we didnt have much tíme to shine, so we did it only when we could, but Wroclaw girls are amazing so we sure will come back there to finish the job.
in Wroclaw we only had a chance to go to the New Jewish Synagogue, a temple that was built in 1829 and was destroyed in the kristalnacht.
the front of the synagogue

inside the synagogue theres an exhibition about the story of the jewish community in Wroclaw, i found it to be a bit boring but i did find this great mirror to take a picture with. if i was to build a jewish theme park somewhere, i would steal this mirror idea.
another thing we were lucky to see in Wroclaw is some kind of weird fire department ceremony. they had a big band, they walked like soldiers, they wore uniforms. im sure their mother's were proud.

1 comment:

  1. Great! On the last foto it looks like that the guy on the left wanted to join the act!