As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, more and more countries are going into lockdown. People are staying home (at least those who aren't spring breaking), and it's left some of our most iconic spaces completely empty. Whole cities that are usually bustling and crowded look like something out of an apocalyptic movie: completely empty.
The images are striking. Imagine Times Square without the people, an LA highway with no cars. These are scenes that you've never seen before, and will likely never see again. We've rounded up some of the most amazing photos coming from cities without people and have them here for you to check out.
We may be stuck at home, but we can travel the world in a new way. Without other people, we can explore the architecture of our empty cities. Click through to see these beautiful and ever so slightly creepy photos of the world without people.
Miami is typically crammed with people.
The aerial shots are truly striking.
Here's where it all started.
When you think of Rio de Janeiro, you probably think crowds and color.
And a little closer to home, this street in San Francisco is usually bustling.
Across the pond things aren't much different.
Let's add a little bit to the weird factor.
This one hits hard.
It even looks like entire cities are closed down.
You've probably heard of the Red Square in Moscow.
Not all the photos are so sobering.
If you've ever tried to drive in Chicago you know it's not exactly fun...
Venice is usually a hotspot tourist destination.
Another capital city without its people.
We absolutely had to include a picture or two from NYC.
The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most iconic landmarks in Paris.
In Vienna the city looks abandoned.
Some landmarks aren't buildings, but roads.
Speaking of eating and shopping...
Chinatown in London exists to bring in people.
A Sunday morning at 11:30 a.m.
You may recall King's Cross Station from the Harry Potter books.
Another London attraction is Coven Garden, a shopping center and home of theater.
In Russia, the snow makes everything look more melancholy.
Union Square is a historic intersection, home of Broadway!