Photos Of Busy Public Places That Have Changed During Social Distancing
With concerns about public health, people all over the world are being encouraged to stay indoors and avoid interacting with others. With everyone inside and no tourists traveling about, some of the busiest and most visited locations on Earth have become deserted.
These are some of the most eerily empty popular locations in the world right now.
The City Of Love Looks Lonely
You’ve probably seen Trocadero place with the Eiffel Tower in the background on people’s Instagram pages as its an iconic location for photographs. At least a dog is getting to enjoy it!
Piazza del Duomo Is Getting A Bath
The streets of Florence, Italy, are entirely empty except for city workers who are disinfecting all the public spaces, especially high-traffic areas like this open plaza near the famous Duomo.
Venice Beach’s Boardwalk Is Shut Down
Venice Beach in California has one of the most lively beachfront boardwalks in the world, with vendors lining the strip and people flocking around them. This is probably the quietest the boardwalk has been in years.
No Roman Holidays Are Happening Right Now
One of the oldest cities in the world and the center of power during the height of the Roman Empire, Rome is famous for the beauty of its classical architecture and rich political and cultural history.
Piccadilly Circus Isn’t Very Circus-Like
Normally one of the busiest locations in London, England, with traffic backups and hordes of pedestrians walking about, Piccadilly Circus is absolutely deserted during rush hour while local residents stay inside.
No Tourists Around To View The Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is one of the most iconic man-made landmarks in the world, with many visitors to the land down under flocking to view it. Tourism is basically dead worldwide, as travel has decreased and people practice social distancing.
The Water In Venice Looks Clearer Than It Has In Years
The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, is normally crowded with boats moving about and diverging off into the narrower canals, but the lack of traffic has allowed the water to clear up.
The Vatican Is Completely Closed Off
St. Peter’s Square inside the Vatican is one of the most popular tourist locations in the world due to its grandeur and also its religious importance within the Catholic faith. The entire Vatican has been closed off during the lockdown.
Seoul’s Shopping District Is Closed For Business
Myeongdong is the most popular shopping district in Seoul, South Korea, with locals and tourists alike flooding the area to shop around and see the iconic area, which is the ninth most expensive shopping street in the world.
Times Square Is A Ghost Town
Times Square is notoriously one of the busiest parts of New York, known for the tourists, street performers, and everyday bustle in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Now, there’s barely a soul in sight.
Beaches Are Closed In Dubai, UAE
Dubai is known for being one of the most luxurious cities in the world, with some of the most unique architecture in the world and beautiful beaches, but no one is catching a tan on the sand lately.
Not A Cyclist In Sight In Amsterdam
Amsterdam is basically the cycling capital of the world with there being more bicycles than residents in the city, but the streets are quiet and empty along the beautiful canal.
The Deserted Streets Of Beijing Are Shocking
Beijing, China, is one of the most highly populated cities in the world, with 21.54 million people living in the city. It’s one of the busiest places in the world, which is why it’s shocking to see the streets empty.
Berlin At Rush Hour—Minus The Rush
One of the most historically important cities in the 20th century, Berlin, Germany, is normally a busy city with both tourists and locals commuting about. This photo was snapped at rush hour while the citizens are on lockdown.
Nobody Is Going To The Beach In Barcelona, Spain
On a regular day, the beach is packed with people trying to catch some sun and enjoy swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, while vendors line the walkways with displays of knock-off jerseys and purses.
Shopping Is Out Of Fashion In Milan
Milan, Italy, is one of the most important cities in the fashion world, being the home of some of the most high-end fashion brands. Normally, the fashion district is packed with shoppers and tourists looking for Prada.
The Royal Mile, But No Admirers Are Flocking
The Royal Mile is the busiest tourist street in Edinburgh, Scotland. The strip, which stretches between the Castle Gates and the Palace Gates, is almost exactly one mile long and features the oldest buildings in the city.
No One’s Walking In Merlion Park Lately
Singapore has one of the most impressive skylines in the world, and Merlion Park near the Central Business District is one of the most popular locations to view the skyline.
Il Fontanone, Gianicolo Hill, Rome, Italy
With the entire city of Rome basically locked down with people in their houses, ducks have come back to swim in this fountain, which is normally a high-traffic area with tourists.
Toronto Traffic Has Disappeared
Ask any Canadian: Toronto is known for its congested traffic, both in the city and on the way in and out, but the streets are finally quiet in Canada’s biggest city.