Mogadishu: Images from the Past

“Mogadiscio – Moschea Scek Ibraim”

Posted in 1950s, Mosques by rickjdavies on 8 April, 2015

Sheik Ibrahim mosque

Where is it located? Possibly somewhere near or in between the old El Gab market and Xamar Weyne. Please post your suggestions below using the Comment feature.

The same mosque appears in this older postcard below. Taken from the same angle, you can see the same well in front of the mosque..

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“La Cattedrale”

Posted in 1950s, Religion by rickjdavies on 14 December, 2014

La Cattedrale

The Cathedral. From a postcard posted in 1950

Destroyed by fire in late 1990/early 1991

Lat and Long: 2°02’08.4″N 45°20’30.0″E
2.035658, 45.341670

“Mogadiscio – Albergo Croce del Sud”

Posted in 1950s, Street scenes by rickjdavies on 20 November, 2014

Croce del SudHotel Southern Cross, in English. But always the Croce del Sud to me

Double click on photo to get a large and more detailed view

Lat and Long: 2°02’06.0″N 45°20’27.7″E
2.035000, 45.341028

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This copy courtesy of Bruce Eady, posted in 1936. So is the top photo from the same period?

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:

“Chiesa del Sacro Cuore” (Church of the Sacred Heart)

Posted in 1950s, Churches by rickjdavies on 8 November, 2014

ChurchDestroyed during the civil war, in the early 1990s. Now a squatter area.

Location as seen on Google Maps

 

“Contrattazioni” (bargaining)

Posted in 1950s, Markets by rickjdavies on 8 November, 2014

Market sceneLocation unknown. Any ideas?

“Mogadiscio – Il mercato”

Posted in 1950s, Markets, People, Street scenes by rickjdavies on 5 November, 2014

Il mercatoWhere was this photo taken? I think it is somewhere near the gold market (the arches in the distance?), but I am not sure. Leave a comment if you can help

“Venditori di dura”

Posted in 1950s, Markets by rickjdavies on 29 October, 2014

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“Mogadiscio – Mercato Amaruin”

Posted in 1950s, Markets by rickjdavies on 11 May, 2013

Scan May 11Meaning “Xamar Weyne market”. Location of the gold market in the 1980s

“Somalia Italiana – Il te (ciai) della cinque”

Posted in 1950s, People, Y: Unknown locations by rickjdavies on 13 April, 2013

2013 04 13 BClick on photo to enlarge

Where is this location? In the background are what look like three or four sandy roads heading uphill and away from the photographer. These may be the outskirts of Mogadishu at the time.

Note the silver jewelery worn by the women. Similar if not the same as the item below, in the case of the women on the left (click to enlarge, twice)

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“Mogadiscio – Panorama”

Posted in 1950s, Views by rickjdavies on 7 April, 2013

View from Cathedral 2View from Cathedral towards the sea, looking over the Palace of the Governor, in the 1950s(?)

Mogadiscio – Piazza 21 Aprile

Posted in 1950s, Monuments by rickjdavies on 3 April, 2013

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Entrance to what was known (in the 1980s) as  “the old port”  is on the left

Text inscription is largely unreadable on the original photo

Mogadiscio – Piazza 21 April

Posted in 1950s, Monuments by rickjdavies on 28 March, 2011

Still intact in the 1980’s and known then to expatriates in Mogadishu as “the binoculars”

The entrance to the old port is visible on the left. The sea is in the distance.

Location on Google Maps

What was important about 21 April? Leave your Comment below

Mogadishu – Scogliera

Posted in 1950s by rickjdavies on 20 March, 2011

“Cliff”

The two people in the middle foreground  are standing either side of the Italian “fasces” symbol

The building on the corner was a fish market

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


Mogadiscio – Panoramica dal mare

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

Posted October 1952

Text on card reads:

11 – Ediz. Fotocine – Mogadiscio
Neg. Cav. Uff. M. Spialtini

Please comment below on the buildings visible in the photo

The location in Mogadishu, as shown by Google Maps

Mogadiscio – Palazzo degli Uffici dell’ A.JF.J.S

Posted in 1950s, Govt buildings by rickjdavies on 10 June, 2009

Scan10004croppedThe Municipality of Mogadishu offices until late 1980’s

Located opposite the Cathedral, and with Croce del Sud Hotel to the right

Ruins visible in the centre of the  Google maps image below

Mogadiscio – Villaggio Indigeno

Posted in 1950s by rickjdavies on 30 December, 2008

Click on image to enlargePostcard sent 1950

Mogadiscio – Museo della Garessa

Posted in 1950s by rickjdavies on 30 December, 2008

Click on image to enlarge

Postcard posted in 1950

A representative of the Sultanate of Oman, and later on the Sultanate of Zanzibar, was based here in the 19th century.

View all the other photos containing the Garessa

See the ruins of the Garesa in the centre of the picture below

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“Mogadiscio – Veduta aerea”

Posted in 1950s, 1960s Independence, Aerial photographs by rickjdavies on 30 December, 2008

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Somali Airlines postcard. Undated

The cathedral can be seen in the centre of the photo above, and its ruins in the centre of the photo below

Croce del Sud Hotel is visible to the left of the cathedral, and on the other side of the street. Parliament building on top right

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