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, March 2, 2017
Before Public Gardens & Parks - Playing Bowls Outside a Local Tavern or Inn 17C
David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690) Playing Bowls Outside a Local Village Inn