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 28, 2016
Before Public Gardens & Parks - 17C Elites in a Jardin d'Amour
David Vinckboons (Flemish artist, 1576-c.1632) Jardin d'Amour