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.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Before Public Gardens & Parks - 1652 Belgium Flemish Kermess at a Local Tavern or Inn
1652 Belgium Flemish Kermess David Teniers the Younger (Flemish artist, 1610–1690)