Mogadishu: Images from the Past

Mogadishu Lighthouse, 1912

Posted in 1900 - 1918, Govt buildings, Marka by rickjdavies on 6 February, 2011


ETH Zurich Creative Commons image

Merca lighthouse, date unknown
Merka Range Rear Light
postcard image courtesy of Michel Forand

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  1. Ikar Bana Hadad said, on 2 January, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Ilar Bana,
    The Above phtoes, one is yje lighto house of Mogadishio in the front of BAR LIDO, the other one is in the City of MARKA CADDEY. specially in the sea shore, in the area of the MASJID OF AWOO CUSMAAN.

    • Ahmed Sabrie said, on 8 January, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      The light house of Mogadishu is in the hill called Foorta Shiikh “forte Cecchi” next to Villa Somalia and Police headquarters.
      Ahmed Sabrie

  2. Ahmed Sabrie said, on 9 January, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    The lighthouse to which Ikar Bana Hadad refers is most probably the “Al Manara”, (15th century)the ancient lighthouse which is still in the “Vecchia Dogana” close to the Lido beaches and in front of the “Campo Amhara” while the modern lighthouse which is shown in the picture was built in Mogadishu by the italians in the early colonial era

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