Mogadishu: Images from the Past

Loyada border post, circa 1935

Posted in Buildings, Uncategorized by rickjdavies on 3 January, 2021

Source: Wikipedia – Cropped from a postcard issued by G.B. (Grand Bazar), Djibouti, before 1935.

I think this is on the Djibouti side of the border. When I crossed this border in 1984 and 1985 it seemed that the building was bigger (and it was painted white), and the palm trees much higher. It looked like a scene out of the 1939 movie Beau Geste. The same building can be seen in this recent Google Maps view of the border.

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