During my last time off with my son I came across this place.
It is called “Águas Radium”, something like “Radium waters”. People came to this place to enjoy the healing power of the water which was indeed radioactive. The story goes that Madame Curie went there too to study the composition of the water and of the surrounding land.
The water was even bottled and sold for consumption!
I’m talking about the 1920’s…
It’s all in decay now and I really wanted to enhance the granite textures so my choice was to push a Rollei RPX 400 to 1600 ISO and developing it at box speed (400 ISO).
It came out very harsh and grainy but the negatives show great definition and detail.
Konica Hexar AF
Rollei RPX 400 @ 1600 ISO
Rollei RHS DC