Photographer's Note

I am not sure why but “washing day” is one of the most favourite themes among travel photographers. Maybe because it adds a humorous and certainly a very colorful touch to otherwise serious compositions. What we learned about Madeira from the taxi driver again was that many houses in the mountains don’t even have a road access. They have everything they need to survive, and they come to village centre once per week. They come to the church for the mass on Sunday and after that they buy everything they need, carrying it all the way back. It seems that people on Madeira are quite religious. Taking that into account, I was surprised to see that this lady made her washing on the Corpus Christi Day. How do I know it was Corpus Christi? It so happened that for the whole time we were on the hike we could hear from distant loudspeakers a sound of Catholic mass. At first, we were not sure what it is, or where it comes from. Imagine being surrounded by nature and suddenly you hear people singing church songs. We first thought that somebody turned on a radio very loudly Eventually, we could see a church which had very loud speakers indeed and one could hear indeed the church songs in a few kilometres radius from there. Ironically when we finished the hike, the taxi driver asked whether we enjoyed this incredible silence along the way, which many people confess, they have never experience before... I suppose we have one more reason to go back to Madeira.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6583 W: 105 N: 17239] (66944)
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