Mogadishu: Images from the Past

“Somalia – Mogadiscio – In the customs enclosure”

Posted in 1930s, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 31 January, 2015

DoganaApproximate location. Lat:  2.036332, Long: 45.351251

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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

 

Colonial period building on the lower Juba

Posted in 1800 - 1900, 1900 - 1960 Italian Period, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 14 December, 2014

1989-32 editedPhoto taken in 1988, at the mouth of the Juba, on the north side of the river.

It could be Italian or English. This area, known as Jubaland, was once under British colonial control

Possible location: Lat and Long 0°14’55.8″S 42°37’04.0″E
-0.248845, 42.617769

Interior views of the Garessa (when used as a museum)

Posted in 1950s, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 10 November, 2014

Garissa interio 1

Undated postcard, but likely to be from the 1950sGarissa interio 2

 Undated postcard, but likely to be from the 1950s

Location on Google Maps

For other views of the Garessa at different points in time, see these postings:

2nd World War period – British occupation

Posted in 1940s, Govt buildings, Mosques, Wells by rickjdavies on 14 August, 2014

Scan4Text on back says “Late Fascist Headquarters. Now Troop Headquarters, Mogadishu”

Lat and Long: 2°02’18.9″N 45°20’29.6″E
2.038593, 45.341569

This became the home of the Parliament, post independence. What was its use before then?

Scan6Text on back says “Another view of the Mosque, Mogadishu. From further up the beach”

Where is this?

Scan5Text on the back says “A well on the outskirts of Mogadishu”

Is this Mosque Sheik Sufi in the background? Your comments below please?

Scan2Text on the back says “Mosque on the seashore, Mogadishu”

Where is this? Leave your comments below

ScanText on the back says “Another view of the high school in the centre of the town, Mogadishu”

Where is this exactly?

“Mogadiscio – Viale Cerrina”

Posted in 1900 - 1918, Govt buildings, Street scenes by rickjdavies on 20 April, 2013

Viuale CerrinaClick on photo to enlarge

Viale Cerrina, later named Via Vittorio Emmanuel, then Via Somalia (I think). Leave your comment below

Fakhr al-Din mosque visible in the centre

FaD mosque textFrom page 15 of “Mogadishu: Pearl of the Indian Ocean” (pdf copy here)

“Mogadiscio – Campo Amnara”

Posted in 1900 - 1918, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 20 April, 2013

Campo AmnaraClick on photo to enlarge

Campo Amhara, in what was latter called Abdul Caziz District (I think). Centre of town to the right.

Leave your comment on where this is

“Somalia – Mogadiscio – La Fontana della Garesa”

Posted in 1930s, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 13 April, 2013

2013 04 13 DClick on photo to enlarge

Postcard posted 2/3/1937

“Mogadiscio – Ginnasio Emilio De Bono”

Posted in 1930s, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 11 April, 2013

SchoolPostcard posted 26/6/1935

Where is this building?

“Mogadiscio – Una veduta della citta dalla Cattedrale”

Posted in 1930s, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 7 April, 2013

View from cathedral“A view of the city from the Cathedral”

Looking over the Palace of the Governor on the left and Hotel Croce del Sud in the centre foreground, with Xama Jab Jab in the distant right (I think)

“Somalia – Mogadiscio – La Fontana degli Uffici”

Posted in 1930s, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 7 April, 2013

La Fontana“The fountain of offices”, in the forecourt of the Palace of the Governor

Post card posted 24/5/1938

“Mogadiscio – Palazzio del Governo”

Posted in 1930s, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 7 April, 2013

Palazzo del GovernoPosted 22/6/1938

“Palace of the Governor”, which later became the office of the Municipality of Mogadishu until around 1987.

Located opposite to the Cathedral. Hotel Croce del Sud, is located to the right of this building.

Mogadiscio (Somalia Italiana) Veduta di Amaruini

Posted in 1900 - 1918, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 3 April, 2013

Scan9_006Click on photo to enlargen

Looking towards Fakr ad-Din Mosque in the centre, between two new Italian buildings. With Hamar Weyne (Amaruini) behind.

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Mogadiscio – La Dogana

Posted in Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 3 April, 2013

Scan10_004Click on photo to enlarge

La Dogana = The customs
A possible location. What do you think? Your comments could help?

Somalia – Mogadiscio – Una nuova costruzione

Posted in Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 3 April, 2013

Scan10_003Click on photo to enlargen

Location unknown. Leave your comments if you can help

Mogadishu: Inside the old port

Posted in 1900 - 1960 Italian Period, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 5 September, 2011

See the port entrance gates to the middle left and the “binoculars” to their right. Both can be seen in seperate photos: Somalia – Mogadiscio – L’ingresso all Doganaand Mogadiscio – Piazza 21 April

Somalia – Mogadiscio – L’ingresso all Dogana

Posted in 1900 - 1918, 1900 - 1960 Italian Period, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 5 September, 2011

This gateway is visible in another photo below (Mogadiscio – Piazza 21 April)

Approximate location here

Mogadiscio – Villini Incis

Posted in 1900 - 1960 Italian Period, 1918 - 1940, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 5 September, 2011

Location unknown. If you have any ideas, please post a Comment below

Mogadishu Lighthouse, 1912

Posted in 1900 - 1918, Govt buildings, Marka by rickjdavies on 6 February, 2011

From http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/som.htm

ETH Zurich Creative Commons image

Merca lighthouse, date unknown
Merka Range Rear Light
postcard image courtesy of Michel Forand
http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/som.htm

9 – Mogadiscio – Palazzo del Governo ed Albergo Croce del Sud

Posted in 1950s, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 30 January, 2011

Croce del Sud

Posted Sept 1952
Text on back of card reads:

Edixz Porro Giuseppe – Libreria Impero
Mogadiscio – Rip. Vietata

Please comment below on the buildings visible in the photo

The location in Mogadishu, as shown by Google Maps


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