Twilight comes slowly to the port city of Lisbon, Portugal in January 1977. A corner shop becomes a social meeting place on the edge of Alfama, the old Moorish quarter of Lisbon that is marked by twisty cobbled streets. When I visited, Portugal was still undergoing a period of political upheaval which followed the end of the Fascist government in 1974 and the end of Portuguese African colonialism. Many Portuguese colonials were returning to a mother country they never knew, and radical political philosophies were being widely expressed in a new climate of political freedom.

1977, 1999 Richard McGuire

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