20 Oddly Peaceful Pictures of Empty Cities During Quarantine
These pictures of empty cities look strangely calm and peaceful.
Needless to say, cities all over the world are looking very different than they did a couple of months ago. Due to social distancing and stay-at-home orders, the once-bustling places all around the world are now empty. While the circumstances surrounding this absence of people could not be further away from peaceful, the pictures of these empty streets have a strangely calm quality to them. These pictures also induce a sense of calm just by looking at them.
An empty street in San Diego, California
This street looks completely deserted with not a person in sight. It seems as if it’s waiting for things to go back to normal, just like us. These stunning rainbow pictures will also brighten your day.
Vacant freeways in Los Angeles, California
The City of Angels is known to suffer from notorious traffic jams—but not these days. For once, the freeways get to have some peace and quiet.
A clear street in downtown Toronto, Canada
Downtown Toronto is normally a hot-spot of bars, restaurants, and big crowds. Now, it looks like time is standing still.
A deserted street in Chicago, Illinois
Not a single person, car, or even bird in sight. This empty street is definitely unusual for Chicago but it’s also eerily calm. Make sure you also check out these pictures from the ’80s that will take you back.
An abandoned Pershing Square in New York City
It’s normally impossible to not see big crowds trying to get to Grand Central Terminal. Without the commuters though, Pershing Square looks strangely calm.
An unoccupied street in Venice, Italy
Colorful homes, afternoon sun, pigeons, but not a person in sight—this picture sure has a postcard quality to it. These towns are just as colorful as this one.
An empty waterfront in Shanghai, China
Sunny days mean big crowds for any waterfront—but not these days. Looking at this picture does still get your mind of the anxiety around you though.
Time stands still in Porta San Paolo, Italy
Tourists flock to Porta San Paolo to get a slice of history, especially on nice days. This day though, it looks like the time has decided to stand still. Here are some more beautiful photos that stand the test of time.
Deserted streets of Rome, Italy
Rome’s inhabitants are all staying in their homes to prevent the spread of the pandemic. It looks like the city’s streets are silently waiting for their return.
Misty Princess Street in Edinburgh, Scotland
The fog, streetlights, and the lack of people gives Misty Princess Street a mysterious appearance. Make sure you also check out these jaw-dropping photos of Scotland.
A silent night in Rome, Italy
Looking at this beautiful picture of empty Rome in nightlights does give you a glimmer of hope.
The sleepy streets of A Coruña, Spain
Looking at this picture, you could think that the city’s inhabitants decided to take a collective afternoon nap.
A crowd-less Times Square in New York City
With the inhabitants of New York City practicing social distancing, it seems like Times Square is getting a break from all the crowds for once.
A peaceful park in Lausanne, Sweden
This beautiful park in Lausanne is almost empty, aside from a handful of people. It looks eerily peaceful and quiet.
Colorful houses on a still street
It’s just as if these colorful houses decided to pose for a picture. These stunning photos are also worth a look.
An unoccupied street in Seattle, Washington
This hauntingly bare Seattle street makes it seem like time is frozen in place.
A free and clear street at sunset
The sunset makes this empty street look beautiful, despite the circumstances. These are the most spectacular sunsets from every state.
A house-lined street in San Francisco
Looking at these beautiful houses on this empty street is enough to make you forget about everything else, even for a second.
An unoccupied street in Bologna, Italy
This beautiful street in Bologna looks like it’s unaffected by everything that’s going on. Next, check out these jaw-dropping photos of Iceland.