Mogadishu: Images from the Past

Mogadiscio – Museo della Garessa

Posted in 1950s by rickjdavies on 30 December, 2008

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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.

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

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Mogadiscio – Museo della Garesa

Posted in 1900 - 1960 Italian Period, 1950s by rickjdavies on 23 July, 2008

Postcard posted in 1950

See the ruins of the Garesa on Google Maps, in the centre of the picture

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

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Three aerial photos taken from a biplane in the 1930s

Posted in 1930s, Aerial photographs by rickjdavies on 19 June, 2008

 

 Three aerial photos published as postcards by “Federazione Dei Facci Di Combattimento Della Somalia Italiana. Commissione Di Cultura E Propaganda”

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“Somalia Italiana Mogadiscio – Albergo Croce Del Sud”

 Looking seaward over the Croce Del Sud hotel, and over Xamar Weyne in the background

 

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“Somalia Italiana Mogadisgio – Il mercato”

The “mercato” here is the area with the open arcades in the middle distance. The right hand side later became the gold market.

The brown area at the top middle is a squatter area in Xamar Jab Jab (“broken city”), I think.

Biplane aerial

“Somalia Italiana – La Garesa di Mogadiscio”

Looking inland.
Taken from a biplane, whose wing is visible to the right. Visible below is the Garesa (centre) and Fakr al Din mosque (bottom left)

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