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.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Before Public Gardens & Parks - Family Plays Chess in their Garden 1555
1555 Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625) The Chess Game