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.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Before Public Gardens & Parks - Peasant Feast at a 17C Local Tavern or Inn
David Vinckboons (1576-c.1632 ) Peasant Feast Outside a Local Inn