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, July 7, 2013

Shining all over Warsaw - Palace of Culture and Science

Before I start I must confess, Shining is not as it used to be. I guess I got a little bored of it. If in the past I used to walk around looking for shining material, now I pass places without shining on them in the excuse that they are not monumental enough. 
This time I went to Poland to see some shows in the Krakow Jewish festival and then travelled north to Warsaw to see if the Pierogy there is any better.
And then, while coming out of the train station, my eyes fell upon a building that gave me back the passion for shining. 
Warsaw's Palace of Culture and Science is the embodiment of Stalin's cock, and I could have told you that even before reading this interesting Wikipedia article