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.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Before Public Gardens & Parks - 17C Golf in the Garden
Golf The Prodigal Son, engraved by Nicolaes de Bruyn (1565 - 1652) to a design by Jacob Maertensz. Savery (ca. 1565-1603)