Mogadishu: Images from the Past

“Mogadiscio – Albergo Croce del Sud”

Posted in 1950s, Street scenes by rickjdavies on 20 November, 2014

Croce del SudHotel Southern Cross, in English. But always the Croce del Sud to me

Double click on photo to get a large and more detailed view

Lat and Long: 2°02’06.0″N 45°20’27.7″E
2.035000, 45.341028


This copy courtesy of Bruce Eady, posted in 1936. So is the top photo from the same period?

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  1. Mendy said, on 12 September, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    The top image is earlier. Please notice the trees, and the years of growth.

  2. Hassan said, on 9 December, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Ho my God, Croce del sud, I remember when I was young boy in late 1950s and early 1960s I use to come the Bar with my father who was a police officer, the police station my father works not far from croce del sud, called Stazion Central. when I grow up as teen age we use to go the cinema near the Bar called cinema central….oh dear my town Xamar “Mogadisho”

    • Mohamed Abdalla said, on 21 December, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Thank you hassan where are you now

      • Hasan said, on 15 January, 2017 at 7:44 pm

        Hi my friend, I’m living in London, UK

  3. Philippe Zilliox said, on 8 March, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    And me and my family we used to go have dinner there almost every weekend between 1970 and 1974. Can’t ever forget. What happened to Alvaro and Betty, the owners?

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