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April 5, 2017

36 Color Photos Capture Everyday Life of Aden, Yemen in the 1960s

Aden is a port city in Yemen, located by the eastern approach to the Red Sea (the Gulf of Aden), some 170 kilometres (110 mi) east of Bab-el-Mandeb. Aden's ancient, natural harbour lies in the crater of a dormant volcano which now forms a peninsula, joined to the mainland by a low isthmus.

Aden consists of a number of distinct sub-centres: Crater, the original port city; Ma'alla, the modern port; Tawahi, known as "Steamer Point" in the colonial period; and the resorts of Gold Mohur. On the mainland are the sub-centres of Sheikh Othman, a former oasis area; Al-Mansura, a town planned by the British; and Madinat ash-Sha'b (formerly Madinat al-Itihad).

Aden was the capital of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen until that country's unification with the Yemen Arab Republic in 1990.

A color photo collection of everyday life from Brian Harrington Spier taken in 1965 and 1966.

1 comment:

  1. What a fascinating collection of photos. When you see modern pictures of Yemen, it's hard to imagine what it was like 70-80 years ago!




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