“Mogadishu – Interior of the Giama mosque”, circa 1901 (from an Italian magazine). Any comments?
From page 15 of “Mogadishu: Pearl of the Indian Ocean” (pdf copy here)
Photo copied from Vintage Somalia – a website worth visiting, with a large and eclectic collection of photos
When was this photo taken? Leave your comment below
Boondhere district is visible as a new settlement in the distant centre and right
Where is this location? In the background are what look like three or four sandy roads heading uphill and away from the photographer. These may be the outskirts of Mogadishu at the time.
Note the silver jewelery worn by the women. Similar if not the same as the item below, in the case of the women on the left (click to enlarge, twice)
I hope to create a list here, including audio files and links to other websites with audio files. Here is one
Dur Dur – Somali Music from the 1980’s on Kezira -Music in the Horn of Africa
“….by Lieutenant C.J. Cruttenden. I.N., with additions from the Surveys of Capt. Owen, R.N. Liets, Barker, Christopher & Carless, I.N”
Published in the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, London 1849
The generous description of the Nugal valley on this map reminds me another place described by a friend Axmed I J…many years ago, a place where there were “valleys of milk, valleys of honey and valleys of good pasta” 🙂