This blog traces the blurring of class divisions as Public Pleasure Gardens, Parks & Outdoor Sports Grounds evolve. These venues became gathering places to mingle with neighbors & strangers. Here people could exchange news; meet lovers; play & watch sports & games; make business deals; eat & drink; watch entertainments; & promenade to see & be seen.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
17C Children of Privilege playing Boules
Nicolas Arnoult (French, c 1650–c 1722) c 1687-1690 Three youngsters playing boules, as two well-dressed ladies promenade.