Mogadishu: Images from the Past

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


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“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.

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“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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  1. nur said, on 27 January, 2009 at 2:55 am

    This place is hamar weyne and shingani used be hamar weyne an hamar yare thats the street they call greenline the right side is a hotel damage curuba now

  2. Safia said, on 4 September, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Hi there,

    Thank you for your wonderful website. Do you have an idea of when this photo could be dated?

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