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.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Before Public Gardens & Parks - 1550 Golf - Illuminated Manuscript
Bas-de-page from an illuminated manuscript calendar page. French, Book of Hours from about 1550.