The Great Empty

The New York Times published a photo story (open the link in a private tab to avoid the login-wall) with photos of public places around the world in times of COVID-19. The emptiness in these pictures is on the one hand magical, but also somehow frightening. A virus has actually managed to stop the world.

These images are haunted and haunting, like stills from movies about plagues and the apocalypse, but in some ways they are hopeful.

Jan-Lukas Else
20 years old student who writes about everything he cares about.