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, September 19, 2012

Shining all over Tokyo Part 1 - Hachikō and Shibuya Crossing

 This post im writing on behalf of my brother, who is now in Tokyo and is so busy with Teder Tokyo that he could neither find the time to find out what he was shining on, nor to write a post. But with a lot of luck he found this really nice statue of a dog and thanks to him I discovered a heartwarming Disney-style tale behind it.
Although animals have most times much bigger dicks than humans, animals are not dicks, nor assholes. Thats why we love them. 
Hachikō the dog was a specially nice dog, so nice they made a movie about him and erected a statue.
read about him. he is nicer than Hitler or Stalin or Bibi Netanyahu, he was a real pal.
The 2nd photo is from Shibuya junction, which we can see in most movies about Tokyo and is so full with people it was just cool to shine there.