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!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Shining all over Hiroshima - Peace Memorial Park

The A-Bomb Dome.

In retrospect, shining all over Hiroshima was like shining all over the Holocaust Denkmal in Berlin.  I did these photos before entering the peace museum, so i actually wasn't so much aware of the magnitude of this event.  Walking through the museum was pretty shocking, I wasn't so much shocked from the description of the bomb and its aftermath as I was from the American documents issued prior to the bombing. Basically the Americans wanted to test two new models of bombs and they didn't really give a fuck about who they've dropped it on. Knowing a bit of history, maybe being shocked from this fact is pretty naive.
This whole area near where the bomb dropped is now called Peace Memorial Park.

ground zero
children's peace memorial
 Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students

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