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.

Tre Biano building

Posted in 1950s, Buildings by rickjdavies on 10 October, 2019

tre biano

(from Italian “tre piani” meaning “3 floors”? ) On Via Maka-Almukarama, Mogadishu. Seen here on Google maps.

I lived in an apartment here from 1986 to 1989. I would like to know more about the history of this building. Can you help? In the mid-80s it was owned by a family from Hargeysa, who lived on the ground floor (if I am correct). I think it was built sometime in the 1950s, but I may be wrong.

Croce del Sud Hotel

Posted in 1930s, Buildings, Z: HC by rickjdavies on 8 October, 2019

Croce del Sud

A photo taken very soon after its construction in the 1930s

Tagged with:
%d bloggers like this: