The most obvious code violation is that the hole for the ground prong is on the right side and everyone knows it belongs on the left. :-)'
Seriously though, the missing cover needs to be replaced, hopefully with one that will be rain tight while in use. The original cover was made for a vertical orientation and was not correctly installed. Also, it is possible that the gasket did not form a seal with the brick/mortar joint and it should be verified that this receptacle is GFI protected.
Thanks Tom, I will continue to add images of this type here with the NEC in mind, and if you answer, or another person answers the questions, let's give a specific code reference and text courtesy to: www.nfpa.org and preferably the 2005 edition.
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
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