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.
Friday, December 9, 2016
Before Public Gardens & Parks - Dancing at a rural 17C Public Fiesta
David Teniers the Younger (Flemish, 1610-1690) Fiesta campestre