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 published as postcards by “Federazione Dei Facci Di Combattimento Della Somalia Italiana. Commissione Di Cultura E Propaganda”
“Somalia Italiana Mogadiscio – Albergo Croce Del Sud”
Looking seaward over the Croce Del Sud hotel, and over Xamar Weyne in the background
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.
“Somalia Italiana – La Garesa di Mogadiscio”