Thursday, December 22, 2016

Before Public Gardens & Parks - 17C Elite celebration on a Garden Terrace

Gardens were the scene of outdoor amusements & recreation in the centuries before public pleasure gardens blossomed on both sides of the Atlantic. Gardens were the scene of outdoor amusements & recreation in the centuries before public pleasure gardens blossomed on both sides of the Atlantic. For recreation, elites enjoyed promenading, especially in a public place, to meet or to be seen & admired by others.

Jan Miense Molenaer (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, ca.1610-1668) Merry Company on the Garden Terrace