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, November 7, 2012

Shining all over Osaka - Tsūtenkaku Tower, Osaka Castle and Billiken

 Osaka was fun! Unfortunately we only had 2 days there, but I could really pick up a vibe which is much wilder and fun than in Tokyo. 
In the 1st picture you can see behind me the Tsūtenkaku Tower which is located in the Shinsekai district. Here we also took the 2nd Picture near the sweet figure of Billiken.
The 3rd one is a proper Shining, behind me is the Osaka castle, built by the asshole Samurai Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who murdered a bit too much for my taste and is now remembered as a great Japanese leader. He also managed to apear in some PC and Video games.

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