The New Religion?

Breuniger store, Stuttgart, Germany.

Breuniger store, Stuttgart, Germany.

When I enter large stores, I can't help drawing metaphors with cathedrals, palaces, and state buildings. All of these buildings have a symbolic purpose. They radiate power and control. Symbols of institutions constructed to influence, lead, or restrict our lives.

The huge dome in the Breuninger store, Stuttgart, Germany, is one of these places. Has consumerism now taken control of our lives? I can't help drawing the parallel.

Consumerism....the new religion?