Shocking empty landmarks because of COVID-19



3. PARIS, FRANCE: Arc de Triomphe




The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in public spaces becoming empty around the world as travel is shut down and people are confined to their homes. Shops, bars, restaurants etc have all been forced to close, beaches from Nice to Dubai are closed, emptied and patrolled by officials sending any sun-seekers home.Photos of Rome’s deserted Colosseum emerged since Italy’s lockdown and trying to get a selfie in front of the country’s famous landmarks could now land you a fine or get you arrested.

In Paris, even the area around the Eiffel Tower is closed, London’s Trafalgar Square, usually packed with people painted silver, pretending to be statues, has emptied, just the odd pigeon is left behind. Here are the shocking pictures of empty landmarks around the world due to COVID-19.

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April 2, 2020 | 3:56 pm