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!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Shining all over Basel

I was very excited toward my visit in Basel. as an Israeli boy, i grew up brainwashed about Zionism and the mythological story of Theodor Herzl. now, grown up and clear-eyed, I think that Zionism is just as stupid as any -ISM. I can almost say -as stupid as a religion. but nothing is as stupid as a religion. anyway, don’t get me wrong, Herzl was a great man, a true visionary man, crazy, possessed by his idea, unstoppable. when he just started everybody laughed at him. now he is semi-god. almost like Jesus Christ or Elvis Presley.
That is why I wanted to take this tribute picture. It was taken In the same hotel where Herzl made his iconic picture in 1902 - The Three Kings Hotel in Basel only one floor under-at the balcony of the Hotel’s Cafe. I actually shined also in the exact place - room no 117, but the pictures was not as good as this.

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