Saturday 15th October, Nic and I participated in the 7th annual Monchique Photo competition. For submission there were 4 topics with three photo entries per participant. The categories were Patrimonio (Traditions). Natureza (Natur), Gentes (People), Livre (Life). The whole day was a great excuse to finally take the pictures of houses and street corners and unexplored alleys which were shouting to be photographed every single time one passes. As it’s the month of the elderly in Monchique, it was also a great opportunity to take pictures of the people, go into shops and photograph people in their workspaces. Unfortunately the competition was not advertised town wide and my level of Portuguese wasn’t quite sufficient to explain its purpose, hence the answer was often Nao (No).