A Word In Your Ear Challenge: Pots


My friends complain that I take too many photos of food. Perhaps they are hinting as to the cause of my heavy frame but I take it in stride. I love food and photography, one has got to do what makes one happy and that’s me.

Unfortunately, I haven’t taken photos of pots. Perhaps I haven’t seen pots of consequence lately. I remember seeing them in museums like in the Thomas Jefferson’s home in Charlottesville, VA but thinking, like many photos I have taken, they’re left in my album just like that – museum pieces but never to be seen again.

But for this challenge, I have a perfect pot. This was taken at San Juan de Bautista Mission Church in California.

It was said that during the time of the mission, they served more than a thousand meal each day. So am not really sure if this pot was dedicated to just making candles. Am sure it multi-functioned to cook some meals.

The mission itself is huge, bigger than any I’ve seen so it’s not surprising that meals were communal.

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10 Responses to A Word In Your Ear Challenge: Pots

  1. I would have called that a cauldron, though they were traditionally iron and that looks more like steel, though an iron one of that size would probably have been too heavy to lift. Chains went through the handles at the side so they could be hoisted up over a fire. The sides are flattened in part – perhaps in a building that’s the side that was against the back of the fireplace. But certainly a great pot.


  2. Amy says:

    A very special pot. It looks like it has a long history. Great choice!


  3. bebs1 says:

    Thank you frizztext! It looks like it can feed an army.


  4. bebs1 says:

    Dorothy, you are correct – that’s a cauldron. I wonder how many pigs or cows it could cook at one time. It must take a strong arm, a long paddle not a laddle, to stir this pot.


  5. bebs1 says:

    History, it has plenty. I wonder if it was transported from Spain or made in California or Mexico. Thanks to Dorothy, she explained why it has a flat side.


  6. Lily Lau says:

    Since when it exists “too many” photos of food? Please… 😀
    And actually, this photo looks really nice too!



  7. bebs1 says:

    Thank you Lily. I couldn’t agree more with you. Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful week!


  8. restlessjo says:

    How very dare they, Bebs! Curves are wonderful 🙂 And that’s a proper good pot!


  9. bebs1 says:

    I tell you, I have been thinking how difficult to have made it flat on one side. Unless it was sitting on flat on the ground on that side. LOL Thanks!

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