Mogadishu: Images from the Past

Front door of the Garesa

Posted in 1900 - 1960 Italian Period by rickjdavies on 16 June, 2009

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Postcard title: “Mogadiscio – Museo della Garesa”

Below: The remains of the Garesa, according to Google Maps. The square building in the centre of the view. The door is on the “bottom” side of the building

Bimal elders on board the Marco Polo, in 1907

Posted in 1900 - 1918 by rickjdavies on 12 June, 2009

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Picture title: “Nel Benadir.-I capi indigeni Bimal a bordo della regia nave italiana Marco Polo (fot. invitaci da Mogadiscio)”

Italian Navy visit to Mogadishu in 1907

Posted in 1900 - 1918 by rickjdavies on 12 June, 2009

Scan10007Picture title: “Nel Benadir. – Rivista degli acari passata in Mogadiscio, in onoro degli ufficiali della regia nave Marco Polo“.

Fro an Italian newspaper dated 1907

Mogadiscio – Palazzo degli Uffici dell’ A.JF.J.S

Posted in 1950s, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 10 June, 2009

Scan10004croppedThe Municipality of Mogadishu offices until late 1980’s

Located opposite the Cathedral, and with Croce del Sud Hotel to the right

Ruins visible in the centre of the  Google maps image below

Somalia Italiana – Mercato della legna

Posted in 1900 - 1960 Italian Period, Markets by rickjdavies on 10 June, 2009

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Date and location unknown. This looks like a market for firewood

Postcard – Ediz. Missione Francescana di Mogadiscio

Somalia Italiana – Mercato: un po’ di tutto

Posted in 1900 - 1960 Italian Period, Markets by rickjdavies on 10 June, 2009

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Postcard – Ediz. Missione Francescana di Mogadiscio

La grand Lab de Moguedouchou – Dessin de Y. Pranishnikoff, d’apres une photographie de l’auteur

Posted in 1800 - 1900 by rickjdavies on 10 June, 2009

Scan1000250%50%From page 59,  “Le Tour du Monde”, 1885

Possibly in the location shown below, which has Xamar Weyne to the left and Shangani to the top.

In the 1885 print above the tower in the right distance may be the old minaret in Cabdul Aziz district, seen on this 1889 map, marked “tour

Notre boutre dans la rade de Moguedouchou (voy. p.28) – Dessin de Rio, d’apres des photographies et des documents fournais par l’auteur

Posted in 1800 - 1900 by rickjdavies on 10 June, 2009

Scan1000150%50%From page 25, “Le Tour de Monde” magazine, 1885

Somalia Italiana: Mogadiscio

Posted in 1900 - 1918, Maps by rickjdavies on 1 June, 2009

pianta con piano regolatore, credo del 1915 del Gov.Gandolfi

Source website: http://digilander.libero.it/capurromrc/!07mogadiscio.html

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