|The Historic City Hall of Mogadishu Somalia (Photo: Sutika Sipus 2012)|
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.
|City Hall, Mogadishu Somalia (Photo: Sutika Sipus 2012)|
|Bustling Market in Mogadishu, Somalia (Photo: Sutika Sipus 2012)|
|Everywhere you look in Mogadishu, business is happening|
(Photo: Sutika Sipus 2012)
From the periphery of City Hall, the streets did not merely point toward a better future for the city but resonated with the fruits of the present. All through the city, businesses are popping up and people are returning to take advantage of this moment. For 21 years Mogadishu was bombarded with the explosions of war and only in the dark corners could one hear the whisperings of hope. But today it is filled with the explosions of opportunity and light, electrified and optimistic, Mogadishu is tomorrow in the making.