Mogadishu: Images from the Past

“Merca – Missionari i poveri”

Posted in Marka, People, Religion, Street scenes by rickjdavies on 24 April, 2016

Scan_20160424_114108Dated 1911. Published by Missione Francescana di Mogadiscio

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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

Merca – Il trasporto delle banane dai magazzeni alie barche

Posted in 1950s, Marka by rickjdavies on 30 December, 2008

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Loading bananas on to the ships offshore Merca (Marka), via boats in the foreground

Merca (Marka)

Posted in Marka by rickjdavies on 10 June, 2008



Somalia Italiana: Una Delle Porte Di Merca

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