You can hardly find a soul in sight!

At first when you look at them it’s quite shocking to see places that, up until now, were bombarded with people. But at the end of the day it is good to see that people are doing what is right and choosing to be safe rather than taking it lightly. As it always have been safety always comes first.

 

1. The Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque of Mecca in August 2018:

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2. The Kaaba on March 6:
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3. St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City during the weekly Angelus prayer on Jan. 19:

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4. Saint Peter’s Square today:

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5. Tokyo’s Sensoji temple packed with visitors last April:

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6. The temple, nearly empty, a few days ago:

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7. St. Mark’s Square in Venice overrun with tourists last June:

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8. St. Mark’s Square this morning:

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9. The Square’s namesake basilica in June:

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10. And the basilica today:

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11. Disneyland Resort in Hong Kong in August 2015:

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12. The resort, temporarily closed due to the coronavirus, last week:

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13. Tokyo Disneyland on Feb. 28:

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14. And Tokyo Disneyland the very next day after closing down:

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15. The Tokyo Dome packed with worshipers during Pope Francis’s visit last November:

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16. The Tokyo Dome late last month during a professional baseball game being played without spectators:

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17. Tourists in Milan’s Piazza del Duomo in October 2017:

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18. Now, just pigeons:

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19. Tiananmen Square in Beijing in April 2013:

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20. Tiananmen Square completely empty last Saturday:

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21. The Roman Colosseum in April 2019:

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22. The Colosseum last Sunday:

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23. And finally, New York’s Grand Central Station, usually filled with commuters:

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24. The Main Concourse a little after 7 o’clock this morning:

Courtesy of Bob Varettoni / Via Twitter: @bvar
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