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.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Before Public Gardens & Parks - 1490 Golf - Illuminated Manuscript
Detail from an Illuminated miniature in French Book of Hours, by The Master of Edward IV group from about 1490.