Magma Arte & Congresos, Adeje, Tenerife

I’ve already added a couple of posts with shots taken on our holiday to Tenerife (here and here) and haven’t been boo-ed off yet, so I’ll keep going. While so far they’ve been the cheery, colourful results that the combination of sunshine and Kodak Ektar produces, I also shot two rolls of my favourite Neopan whilst away, using it on subjects that I thought would suit it best. The first roll featured below was shot at  the magnificent Magma Conference Centre in Adeje.

Straight across the road from Magma is Siam Park, Europe’s largest water park and while many millions of holiday-makers will pass through its gates this year, I guess that only a handful will pay attention to the curving lines and brutal, shuttered-concrete facings of its neighbour.

I have a bit of a thing for concrete used in this way. The best example is of course the National Theatre in London, but in Tenerife, the imprints of the rough wooden frames that had been used to mould the poured concrete were just as dramatic. As with all concrete buildings of this type, the surface was stained with water and weathered, appearing almost organic. The shuttering, combined with a moulded, coloured texture designed to appear similar to local rock in the semi-desert surroundings.

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Not your average holiday snaps perhaps, but they make me happy!


Yashica-Mat 124G with iPhone metering. Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100. Processed at home in Ilfotec HC for 6 minutes at a 1:31 ratio. Scanned by me too.

Previously on 52 Rolls:

Weeks 17-19 continued: Carry On Canaries

Weeks 17-19: Tenerife (Ektar Thump)

Week 15: Acros The Universe

Week 14 continued: Portrawesome!

Week 14: Balda Goes Boating

Week 13: Ooops, I Did It Again

Week 12: Say Hello Dorothy

Week 11 continued: Zenit 12сд

Week 11: A Yashica Relief

Week 10: The Beacon Spinner

Week 9, part 4: Emily’s Party

Week 9, part 3: Delta Doofus

Week 9 revisited: Good News, Good News

Week 9: Good News, Bad News

Week 8: Newcastle

Week 7: 68 Miles

Week 6: Yashica Test

Week 5 continued: Bronica SQ-A

Week 5: More Nikon F2A

Week 4 continued: Nikon F2

Week 4: Farewell Lubitel

Week 3: Reset

Week 2 continued: Scanning

Week 2: Delta 3200

Week 1: Agfa Billy Record

Week 0: Late Already

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