This blog traces the blurring of class divisions as Public Pleasure Gardens, Parks, & Outdoor Sports venues 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.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Before Public Gardens & Parks - Dancing Outside at a Local 17C Tavern or Inn
Jan Steen (Dutch artist, 1626-1679) Dancing Outside the Local Inn