Mogadishu: Images from the Past

Street scene in Xamar Weyne

Posted in 1900 - 1918, Street scenes by rickjdavies on 6 November, 2014

alleyUntitled but taken in Xamar Weyne, possibly dated 2/3/1914

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“La via principale di Mogadiscio”

Posted in 1900 - 1918, Street scenes by rickjdavies on 26 April, 2013

The main streetClick on photo to enlarge

“The main street of Mogadishu”, circa 190 (from an Italian magazine). Where is this scene? Leave your comment below

“Mogadiscio – interno della moschea Giama”

Posted in 1900 - 1918, Religion by rickjdavies on 26 April, 2013

Inside Giama MosqueClick on photo to enlarge

“Mogadishu – Interior of the Giama mosque”, circa 1901 (from an Italian magazine). Any comments?

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

“Autorita indigene di Mogadiscio”

Posted in 1900 - 1918, People by rickjdavies on 26 April, 2013

Indigenous authorities 1901Click on photo to enlarge

Indigenous authorities of Mogadishu”, circa 1901 (from an Italian magazine). Who are the people shown here and where was the photo taken? Leave your comment below.

“Mercato di Mogadiscio”

Posted in 1900 - 1918, Markets by rickjdavies on 26 April, 2013

Mercato di Mogadiscio 1901Click on photo to enlarge

“Market of Mogadishu” circa 1901 (from an Italian magazine) Possibly the Garessa on the left and Shangani in the middle distance. What do you think? Leave your comment.

“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)

“Mogadishu – Panorama”

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

PanoramaClick on photo to enlarge

Location unknown, but appears to be looking inland

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“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

Mosque Sheikh Sufi

Posted in 1900 - 1918, Mosques, Religion by rickjdavies on 20 April, 2013

Mosque Sheikh Sufi

Somalia - Mogadiscio- La Tomba di Scek SuffiMoschea Scek-SufiSheik Sufi mosque

Where is this? Leave your comment

Thanks for the comments below, based on those comments this seems to be the location…(Correct me if I am wrong)

Lat and Long: 2°02’17.7″N 45°20’11.3″E
2.038251, 45.336476

“Mogadiscio – Villagio indigeno fuori << Porta Mercato"

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

Villagio IndigenoRough translation: “Indigenous village outside Port Market”

Where is this location? Leave your comments below

“Mogadiscio – Caravana in formazione davanti alla Dogana”

Posted in 1900 - 1918, Markets by rickjdavies on 7 April, 2013

Caravana 2Postcard sent 20/5/1913

 Italian translates as “Caravan in formation in front of the Customs”  The large white building with three windows on its top left, appears on multiple photos on this website.

Approximate location on Google Maps The area where the camels are was subsequently built over, I think. It opened out to the beach on the right.

Somalia – Mogadiscio – Casa Muddafer

Posted in 1900 - 1918, Street scenes by rickjdavies on 3 April, 2013

Scan11_008Click on photo to enlargen

Location: Possibly in Shangani?

Your comments could help

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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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

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

Bimal elders on board the Marco Polo, in 1907

Posted in 1900 - 1918 by rickjdavies on 12 June, 2009

Scan10011reduced50

Picture title: “Nel Benadir.-I capi indigeni Bimal a bordo della regia nave italiana Marco Polo (fot. invitaci da Mogadiscio)”

Italian Navy visit to Mogadishu in 1907

Posted in 1900 - 1918 by rickjdavies on 12 June, 2009

Scan10007Picture title: “Nel Benadir. – Rivista degli acari passata in Mogadiscio, in onoro degli ufficiali della regia nave Marco Polo“.

Fro an Italian newspaper dated 1907

Somalia Italiana: Mogadiscio

Posted in 1900 - 1918, Maps by rickjdavies on 1 June, 2009

pianta con piano regolatore, credo del 1915 del Gov.Gandolfi

Source website: http://digilander.libero.it/capurromrc/!07mogadiscio.html

!07mogadiscio

Djibouti – Poste de Police – Place Menelick

Posted in 1900 - 1918, Djibouti by rickjdavies on 16 April, 2009

scan10003Place Menelik, then (above) and now (below)

Trasporti somali

Posted in 1900 - 1918 by rickjdavies on 30 December, 2008

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