24 Famous Places Before VS. After Coronavirus Started

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

The Kaaba on March 6:

St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City during the weekly Angelus prayer on Jan. 19:

Saint Peter’s Square today:

Tokyo’s Sensoji temple packed with visitors last April:

The temple, nearly empty, a few days ago:

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

St. Mark’s Square this morning:


The Square’s namesake basilica in June:

And the basilica today:

Disneyland Resort in Hong Kong in August 2015:

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

Tokyo Disneyland on Feb. 28:


And Tokyo Disneyland the very next day after closing down:

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

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

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

Now, just pigeons:

Tiananmen Square in Beijing in April 2013:

Tiananmen Square completely empty last Saturday:

The Roman Colosseum in April 2019:

The Colosseum last Sunday:

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

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




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