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!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Shining all over Abbey Road

Wise man once said: ask not what Shining can do for you — ask what you can do for Shining.
well, in my 9 visits to London, I was too proud to go and sight-see the holy crosswalk of Abbey Road, but this time I had a a higher cause. I’m happy I’ve waited so long because the experience was as mind blowing as listening to the Innumerable classic albums that were recorded in this very street. And I’m not talking just about the iconic Beatles’ Abbey road album cover that was an Inevitable reference for this shot. so many great albums were made in this studio: The rattles, Golden guitar, all of Syd Barret’s work and much more.
The situation in this corner of Grove End Rd and the famous Abbey Rd. is very funny. in the hour we spent there, hundreds of Beatles fans were interrupting the heavy traffic just to get their own picture on the legendary crosswalk. Luckily most of the drivers were patient enough.

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