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.
Monday, February 20, 2017
Before Public Gardens & Parks - 1500s Golf - Illuminated Manuscript
Book of Hours known as Les Heures de Guillaume de Bracque for whom it was written and illuminated between 1516 and 1547 (folio 48 recto)