Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Before Public Gardens & Parks - Sports & Games - Archery - 15C Festival

This festival includes the elites and the local townsfolk, as well. Local communities were the scene of amusements & recreation in the centuries before more dignified commercial public pleasure gardens & public park spaces blossomed on both sides of the Atlantic. Public pleasure gardens & public grounds became places to meet neighbors & travelers passing through; to exchange news; to meet lovers; to play sports & games; to eat & drink; to watch entertainments; to promenade for recreation; to conduct business; to see & be seen. 
Unknown Flemish Master.  An Archery Festival 1493