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.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Before Public Gardens & Parks - 1460s Gollf - Illuminated Manuscript
Prayer Book of Poitiers, ms. LA 135, folio 2 verso, 1460-1465