Mogadishu: Images from the Past

Merca (Marka)

Posted in Marka by rickjdavies on 10 June, 2008

Somalia Italiana: Una Delle Porte Di Merca

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  1. IKAR BANA said, on 12 December, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Exactly the city is Markacaddey, the building you see with the open gate was the division of the city in northern part and south, with the idea the northern part was the commercial center, with some ground buildings divided in a lot of stores, held different commercial activity as: tailoring shops, silver smith shops, men clothing shops, small bars, and a cinema, and some wooden houses , the meat market, the fish market, the fruit marked and a small fuel station ,and very afar there was a large area for burial, and so on while the southern part was erected the house od the administrator,(the ex building of Said Barqash) , a cathedral, bars, hotels, mosques and house of two or three stores built in old arabic or indian style, because City of Markacaddey is one of the oldest City in East Africa, The building of the gate was also old building, that during the Italian era was attached a clock seen from both sides, for the population to follow the time.

  2. rickjdavies said, on 12 December, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Thanks Ikar

    Any chance you could locate it using Google Maps (satellite view)? If you left click the cursor over the exact location it will show the exact latitude and longitude, which you can then copy and paste here or into an email

    I will then add those details here'48.5%22N+44%C2%B046'03.3%22E/@1.713466,44.767585,940m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0

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