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.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Sports & Games - Sportsmen gathering at a Local 17C Tavern or Inn
1680s After Adriaen van Ostade (Dutch artist, 1610–1685) Sportsmen gathering at a local Inn