Dining al fresco, Old Style

By SlowSong
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

Tags: Photo journalism Street London General Candid Portraits and people

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
27 Mar 2014 5:45PM
Would love to know why it was there, Chris Smile Carol

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Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 5:55PM
Can only think its a community thing. Interesting capture Chris.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
27 Mar 2014 6:20PM
An early Dominoes pizza parlour?
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
27 Mar 2014 6:46PM
A great find, and yes you were the only one interested in itGrin
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 6:50PM
Must admit I haven't seen it when I lived there
But think I am a bit more observant in my old age
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 6:59PM
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 Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 7:01PM
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 Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 7:39PM
I'm left wondering as to why it was put there?

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
27 Mar 2014 7:46PM
Interesting image - bake it yourself.Smile
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
27 Mar 2014 7:55PM
Bread ovens??
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
27 Mar 2014 9:54PM
Unusual but very effective candid. Excellent detail in old ovens.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
27 Mar 2014 11:10PM
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!
28 Mar 2014 3:06AM
To warm up passer by ??
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
28 Mar 2014 3:20AM
An interesting image. I like how you've captured a woman on each side.
bluesandtwos 8 324 1 England
28 Mar 2014 7:59AM
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 Plus
10 37 France
28 Mar 2014 9:24AM
superb capture : 2 strong characters!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
28 Mar 2014 11:32AM
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
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
28 Mar 2014 3:24PM
An interesting Structure Chris.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
28 Mar 2014 3:45PM
A superb find and wonderful capture, Chris.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
28 Mar 2014 3:50PM
An interesting subject, Chris - it does look rather like you're the only one who spotted it! Wink
Trev Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
28 Mar 2014 7:14PM
An early 'hole in the wall', I will have to go and look see myself as well.

Source 7
28 Mar 2014 11:37PM
Amazing!Great scene and capture
- source
(thankyou for all your votes and comments)
SueEley 12 279 96 Wales
29 Mar 2014 5:15PM
Extraordinary. Thanks for showing!

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