Coronavirus outbreak: A look at empty cities around the world

Empty cities. What once crowded sights look like during quarantine

The coronavirus epidemic has been keeping the whole world at bay for several months. A serious illness takes lives, makes people suffer, tests doctors for strength. And along the way it leads to unexpected consequences. For example, during quarantine, even the noisiest places on the planet resemble a desert.

Photos of deserted megacities are frightening and fascinating at the same time. Surely cities need a respite from the constant noise, from the stomp of millions of feet, and finally from the debris and dirt. But unlike nature, which, in the absence of people, transforms before our eyes and returns to its original beauty, they were built by man and for man. Without people, the existence of cities loses all meaning. Therefore, I want to believe that life in all its manifestations will return there soon.

Empty cities. What once crowded sights look like during quarantine

Nature sighed. It turned out that the coronavirus also has pluses

The current situation cleared the air over China, and dolphins came to Venice.

But so far we have a unique opportunity to see how the most recognizable and populous places of the Earth during the period of forced desolation. Looks like stills from a science fiction movie.

Empty cities. What once crowded sights look like during quarantine

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The French recall that it was so deserted around the Eiffel Tower only during the world wars. In general, this statement is true for most European attractions, but, you see, the heart of Paris, which attracts lovers from all over the world, looks especially sad without people.

Empty cities. What once crowded sights look like during quarantine

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There are almost no people on Trafalgar Square in London, where almost every visitor to the English capital usually strives.

Empty cities. What once crowded sights look like during quarantine

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In Berlin, the goddess of victory Victoria gazes at the unusually empty square in front of the Brandenburg Gate.

Empty cities. What once crowded sights look like during quarantine

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Some of the most severe restrictive measures were introduced in Italy, where the epidemic fell victim to tens of thousands of people. The famous Trevi Fountain in Rome usually has nowhere to fall for an apple, but now there is not a soul.

Empty cities. What once crowded sights look like during quarantine

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The square in front of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican also died out during quarantine. This place is listed in the guidebook of any tourist who has visited the capital of Italy, regardless of religion. And on Sundays, when the Pope reads a prayer from the balcony of the cathedral, there is pandemonium in the square.

Empty cities. What once crowded sights look like during quarantine

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The Milan Cathedral, rightfully included in the list of the most beautiful and mysterious temples in the world, suffered the same sad fate. Three months ago pPoison with this miracle of architecture constantly clicked cameras and sounded speech in dozens of languages.

Empty cities. What once crowded sights look like during quarantine

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In Russia, the streets were empty later than in Italy. On Red Square you will not find tourists or idle Muscovites. Residents even go to the store with caution.

Empty cities. What once crowded sights look like during quarantine

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The same picture and in St. Petersburg. Museums are closed and will not be able to admit visitors until the restrictive measures are lifted.

Empty cities. What once crowded sights look like during quarantine

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The coronavirus does not know national borders and quickly spread across all continents. The United States leads the world in the number of casualties, and current images of the normally crowded Times Square will remain in history as one of the most powerful symbols of the epidemic.

Empty cities. What once crowded sights look like during quarantine

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And this is how the famous beach in Manhattan Beach, California looks now. And no one knows when these beautiful places will again be filled with those who like to swim in the ocean.

Empty cities. What once crowded sights look like during quarantine

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A serious fight against the spread of the epidemic is being conducted in India. There is a nationwide quarantine, which has already yielded results. In some regions, there are practically no new cases of infection, but in most large cities there are strict restrictive measures.

Empty cities. What once crowded sights look like during quarantine

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The disciplined Japanese strictly fulfill all the requirements of the authorities. Yes, there are people in the photo, but you can't tell from it that this is one of the busiest road crossings in the world.

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