Mogadishu: Images from the Past

Djibouti, circa 1951

Posted in Djibouti by rickjdavies on 19 June, 2008


Djibouti – Rue d’Abyssinia

Djibouti, circa 1907

Posted in Djibouti by rickjdavies on 19 June, 2008


Djibouti – Rue de Rome


Djibouti – Au Marches des Indigenes

Mogadishu, 1882

Posted in 1800 - 1900 by rickjdavies on 19 June, 2008

The Market Place in Mogadishu in 1882 From E. Cerulli, Somalia, Scritti Vari Editi ed Inediti, Vol. 1., Fig. XIV. Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato, P.V., Rome, 1957 (5)

This print shows the upper of the two beaches on the 1934 map shown below. The mosque to the far left (two cones on roof) was still in existence in the1980s, and can be seen in the photos below.

Three aerial photos taken from a biplane in the 1930s

Posted in 1930s, Aerial photographs by rickjdavies on 19 June, 2008

 

 Three aerial photos published as postcards by “Federazione Dei Facci Di Combattimento Della Somalia Italiana. Commissione Di Cultura E Propaganda”

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“Somalia Italiana Mogadiscio – Albergo Croce Del Sud”

 Looking seaward over the Croce Del Sud hotel, and over Xamar Weyne in the background

 

aerial 1
“Somalia Italiana Mogadisgio – Il mercato”

The “mercato” here is the area with the open arcades in the middle distance. The right hand side later became the gold market.

The brown area at the top middle is a squatter area in Xamar Jab Jab (“broken city”), I think.

Biplane aerial

“Somalia Italiana – La Garesa di Mogadiscio”

Looking inland.
Taken from a biplane, whose wing is visible to the right. Visible below is the Garesa (centre) and Fakr al Din mosque (bottom left)

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Djibouti

Posted in Djibouti by rickjdavies on 19 June, 2008

Mogadishu, 1934

Posted in 1930s by rickjdavies on 19 June, 2008

Cinema Italia

Posted in 1900 - 1960 Italian Period, 1918 - 1940 by rickjdavies on 10 June, 2008

Vittorio Emanuele Avenue, Mogadiscio

Posted in 1900 - 1960 Italian Period, 1950s by rickjdavies on 10 June, 2008

Possibly Bur Hakaba

Posted in Y: Unknown locations by rickjdavies on 10 June, 2008


Somalia Fantasia Migiurtine

Markets

Posted in 1900 - 1960 Italian Period, Markets by rickjdavies on 10 June, 2008


Somalia Italiana: Venditore di Ferravecchi

Merca (Marka)

Posted in Marka by rickjdavies on 10 June, 2008



Somalia Italiana: Una Delle Porte Di Merca

Read the Wikipedia entry on Marka


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