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.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Before Public Gardens & Parks - 17C Music Party outside a Local Tavern or Inn
Gillis van Tilborgh (Flemish artist, c 1635–c 1678) A Musical Party