Mogadishu: Images from the Past

Mogadiscio – Panoramica dal mare

Posted in 1950s, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 30 January, 2011

Posted October 1952

Text on card reads:

11 – Ediz. Fotocine – Mogadiscio
Neg. Cav. Uff. M. Spialtini

Please comment below on the buildings visible in the photo

The location in Mogadishu, as shown by Google Maps

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  1. Ahmed Ali Ahmed said, on 20 June, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    this is where we use to call it the sucundo lido (the second lido or beach), the main building in the middle is where the mogadishu muncipality use to house where i remeber my father took me for the issueing of my carte de nashita (birth cirtificate), also there was the folio familia of my fathers family, also we use to get from there the vacinations, also we use to get our identity cards (tesaro), later that building become very old and was destroyed by the militry regime and replaced with the well known al-uruba hotel., next to that was the palaz which use to houe the representative of the omani sultanate via zanzibbar, and we use to call it the sayid Barqash building, next to it there is a small minarate at the south of this building to be the oldest mosque in mogadishu by the name Fakhri-din., from the left where the photo starts there is the mogadishu munucipality football club facing the well known old post office and the fiish market of mogadishu. we use to go this beach for swiming but it was not as good as the other lido. also before the old port was constructed this area use to have the oldest sea port built by the italians.


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