Friday, November 25, 2016

Before Public Gardens & Parks - Skittles 17C

Skittles by Peter Rollos (active 1619-1639), The Centre of Love 1687. Many of the cities of this period had been designed to protect their inhabitants from hostile attacks & were built on plateaus often surrounded by walls. This greatly reduced the areas where ball games requiring a great distance could be played. Consequently, many games became miniaturized, played in small enclosures or courtyards.