Mogadishu: Images from the Past

“Mogadiscio – Il mercato”

Posted in 1950s, Markets, People, Street scenes by rickjdavies on 5 November, 2014

Il mercatoWhere was this photo taken? I think it is somewhere near the gold market (the arches in the distance?), but I am not sure. Leave a comment if you can help

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  1. IKAR BANA said, on 15 November, 2014 at 2:37 am

    The photo shows the central market of Mogadiscio called AFAR IRDOOD, meaning the four gates built by Italian era around 1924-25.

  2. rickjdavies said, on 15 November, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Thanks, Ikar

  3. Ahmed M Omar said, on 19 August, 2015 at 3:08 am

    It is exactly near (Dahablaha),no dought

  4. Bodbode Osman said, on 1 February, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Dear brother,
    You are right, it’s gold market in Xamar weyne and the building in the meddle is meat and veg market.

  5. Yusuf Yusuf said, on 18 March, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    This is AFFAR IRDOD . On the right is the building of the old Central Vegetable Market and on the left side is the old Indian Mosque.


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