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Dining al fresco, Old Style

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Some more people who were on our walk around Hidden London. Here we saw an old oven built into a wall around the back streets near St Paul's. Even the tour guide didn't know what it was for or why it was outside. An interesting object, but was I the only one paying attention? Grin

Camera:Panasonic Lumix G5
Lens:LUMIX G VARIO 14-140/F4.0-5.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:24 Mar 2014 - 12:23 PM
Focal Length:14mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Dining al fresco, Old Style
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:27 Mar 2014 - 5:38 PM
Tags:Candid, General, London, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Street
Votes:Voting Disabled


CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 5:45 PM

Would love to know why it was there, Chris Smile Carol

Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 5:55 PM

Can only think its a community thing. Interesting capture Chris.

cats_123 e2 Member 104247 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 6:20 PM

An early Dominoes pizza parlour?

Last Modified By cats_123 at 27 Mar 2014 - 6:21 PM
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 6:46 PM

A great find, and yes you were the only one interested in itGrin

barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 6:50 PM

Must admit I haven't seen it when I lived there
But think I am a bit more observant in my old age

woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 6:59 PM

Could be a communal bread oven, Chris. Looks more elaborate than those that survive round here.
Interesting that one has apparently survived so close to the City, where I would have expected it to be privatised Blush

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8526 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 7:01 PM

Near to St Paul's? How extraordinary. The ladies seem not to be able to decide what they make of it.
I'm looking at a square crop, it works for me, creates a triangle of interest.

franken e2 Member 123263 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 7:39 PM

I'm left wondering as to why it was put there?


bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 7:46 PM

Interesting image - bake it yourself.Smile

NaturesHaven e2 Member 3260 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 7:55 PM

Bread ovens??

fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 9:54 PM

Unusual but very effective candid. Excellent detail in old ovens.


taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 11:10 PM

My neighbors have an oven that is outside-- They bake in it oce in awhile--- best if you have 20 or so pies and the same number of loaves, plus dinner and a couple of chickens extra-- it is wood fired!

This is a great candid!

prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2014 - 3:06 AM

To warm up passer by ??

Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2014 - 3:20 AM

An interesting image. I like how you've captured a woman on each side.

28 Mar 2014 - 7:59 AM

That's so interesting! Can you remember the name of the road it's in? I would be interested in seeing it myself. Smile


pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
28 Mar 2014 - 9:24 AM

superb capture : 2 strong characters!

SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2014 - 11:32 AM

Hi Dave

I think it was just round the corner to this church. There are so many little churches, corners and squares around this area I can't remember the name of the street but I'm sure it was in this area. There's lots of links on the web so if you find the church, you'll probably find the oven. Smile


Either that or this one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Michael_Paternoster_Royal which is linked with the Mission of Seafarers.

After a while all little churches tend to look the same so it is definitely round the corner to one of these. Smile

Last Modified By SlowSong at 28 Mar 2014 - 11:37 AM
danbrann e2 Member 10495 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2014 - 3:24 PM

An interesting Structure Chris.

nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2014 - 3:45 PM

A superb find and wonderful capture, Chris.

TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2014 - 3:50 PM

An interesting subject, Chris - it does look rather like you're the only one who spotted it! Wink
Trev Smile

WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41116 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2014 - 7:14 PM

An early 'hole in the wall', I will have to go and look see myself as well.


Source e2 Member 4Source vcard
28 Mar 2014 - 11:37 PM

Amazing!Great scene and capture
- source
(thankyou for all your votes and comments)

SueEley  8271 forum posts Wales96 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 5:15 PM

Extraordinary. Thanks for showing!

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