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This oven was observed in a ghost town in the French Pyrenees.

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The oven is in the house to the right built against the wall separating the house from the stable at left.

The oven is built against an interior wall, but is otherwise free standing.
The house is built against a sheer rock face which forms its rear wall.

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Note the wooden support beams for a triangular avaloire. The third beam, lying almost inside the loading opening, is a part of the upper floor that has fallen into this position.

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The loading opening.
All that can be seen of the vault, which has been destroyed over time, the bake chamber now being completely full of debris.

Aude 2009

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