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 30, 2016
Before Public Gardens & Parks - Drinking & Dancing Outside of a 17C Inn
1670-79 Adriaen van Ostade (Dutch artist, 1610–1685) Drinking Dancing Outside of an Inn