About forty or fifty years ago, before most people had regular GE ovens, this is what our ovens looked like in the Virgin Islands.  The wood was made to burn inside and you'd have a long, wooden ladle-type thing (don't know if it had a name) which you'd use to put your bread in.  I've never actually seen one used so I don't know exactly how it would have worked but the old-timers say the bread from these brick ovens tasted way better than those from the modern ovens.  The ovens were also used to bake cakes!

Making the brick ovens was something of an art and few are able to build one now.

That's either a plantain or banana tree towering over it.

Today, I'm once again participating in Snapshot Saturday which is sponsored by Alyce of At Home With Books! Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don't post random photos that you find online.

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