Sunny Portugal

January 2018

In the spirt of the New Year, and accordance with our spring issue theme, NQ resolves to temporarily relocate to Lisbon, Portugal, for research, interviews, and atmosphere in exploring the historic and cultural links between that country and Newfoundland and Labrador (even the latter name resonates with connection.) We’re working on a number of stories, including:

In 1917, a young Portuguese sailor volunteered for the Newfoundland Regiment – the only soldier in the Regiment from that country (itself allied against the Central Powers). Who was he? What was his fate? Questions that NQ will pursue in the city of his birth.

We’ve also found another intriguing ripple of the Portugal-NL connection. Can you guess what this place is?

Where is this landscape?

You’ll have to wait until the Spring issue is released in April to find out. Also, we have a special treat coming in the form of our cover.

Stay tuned!

 

A Sketch of Stephen

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