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Images of Asmara

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Downtown Asmara

Upon landing in Asmara, this would have been the first thing you saw.
Courtesy of Dan Harper

New!A great ad for the 1967 VWs at the local Asmara dealer.
courtesy of Mary Morris, wife of SFC Joe Morris of HQ Co.

Chuck Moulton shows us it "does" rain in Asmara. [1] [2]

Inside the Olive Wood Factory, 1972: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

If you drove North from Tract E (Kagnew), headed for STONEHOUSE, you drove past these two locations, major landmarks in Asmara:

Soccer Stadium

Two views of the soccer stadium, taken from the road, looking South-West (above), and North-West (below). Even with weak lighting from the four towers, the night games were so heavily attended that the overflow crowd would be standing room only inside, with groups outside listening to the public address announcer. On the satellite view, you can still see the four light towers (shadows from a Southern Sun angle, right to left).

[1] [2] [Current satellite view]

Prince Makonnen School

Administration building, you can see that someone got the flag up even on a day off.
Some of the classrooms, must have been a weekend or holiday.
The main gate "entrance" to the Prince Makonnen School. Most of the children attending this school seemed to be teenagers, so the H.S. may mean High School, not sure.
Notice how barren the school grounds appear in the classroom picture. A few planting areas near the road leading from the main entrance to the Admin Building. Compare the above with this satellite view from this past year.

Courtesy of Ray Mitzel