Mogadishu: Images from the Past

View of earliest Italian colonial period wharf

Posted in 1918 - 1940, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 13 January, 2015

WharfView looking inland towards Governor’s Palace (later the site of the Al Uruba Hotel)

Note official being carried on a simple type of sedan chair, centre of photo, facing the camera

Postcard posted 1926, but photo may have been taken well before then

Approximate location of camera: Lat 2°02’00.4″N Long 45°20’37.3″E


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  1. Yusuf Yusuf said, on 18 March, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    This side is The older Governor Place and the beach “SECONDO LIDO”

  2. Ahmed Omar said, on 12 March, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Not everyone knows that this is the first and old PORT of Mogadishu. It was situated in the actual (Secondo Lido) where you can also see the late ( Dawladda Hoose ee Xamar), now Al Uruba Hotel. Do you see the lifting machine on the edge of the bridge ?. Today, there is still the remaining of the pillars or the feet of the bridge. You can see them in the photos of the same place taken recently. Try one.
    On the other hand, the carrying of Italian officers on the shoulder by Somali men bothers me so much that I wish I don’t come across another picture like that, any more. It’s offensive.

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