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    vintagesomalia:

    City Hall, Mogadishu, Somalia. Its still standing. 

    Recent info on the hall from Mitchell Sipus’s Urban Planning blog

    The rebuilding of Mogadishu may be faced with a multitude of obstacles, but there is no doubt about about the power of its beauty.  I’m not referring to the exotic fascination many have over its ruins, but rather am pointing toward the poetic architecture and rich, vibrant street life.  It may not yet have all the amenities of wealthier cities, but it contains a brilliant charm magnified by the frenetic energy of all those returning to take part in the historic reconstruction of the city.  

    The historic City Hall captures the essence of this beauty.  Presently it is occupied by displaced families, yet its stunning white facade adjacent to the ocean, beside a recently restored arc d’triumph, is evocative of all the opportunity that lay ahead for the city.  The architecture is grande and dignified, with broad sweeping archways referencing the influence of Italian colonialism and the cultural leanings of the Swahili Coast.  The building is long and flat, wrapping itself around a large central courtyard with a fountain in the middle.  Ringed by large trees and beneath the canopy of rippling clouds, the City Hall stood strong before a visage of destruction as if the quality of leadership was hewn into its stone foundation” Read More

    (Source: vintagesomalia)

    — 2 months ago with 74 notes

    vintagesomalia:

    Yesteryear’s from Al-Uruba hotel in Mogadishu

    (Source: vintagesomalia)

    — 2 months ago with 50 notes

    accionevillelongbottom:

    THE HARRY POTTER FANDOM AN HOUR AGO:

    THE HARRY POTTER FANDOM NOW:

    I can breath again!

    (Source: nevillefrank)

    — 7 months ago with 32690 notes
    "Rise like Lions after slumber
    In unvanquishable number,
    Shake your chains to earth like dew
    Which in sleep had fallen on you
    Ye are many — they are few"
    Percy Byshe Shelley
    — 1 year ago