The shocking images of empty cities in confinement now seen on Google

Now those weeks of March and April 2020 in which we only left home due to force majeure seem distant now. In those days of confinement, an unprecedented circumstance in our lives, time stood still. Some got caught up in the multiple activities online that were proposed from the networks, others took advantage of the calm that the daily routine had taken from them years ago and a few they came to fulfill their essential work and they took the applause of eight o’clock.

Impacted images of the streets of the big cities deserted. Its main arteries, packed with cars and pedestrians on a normal day, looked empty, like apocalyptic. It wasn’t until May that we started stepping on them again and forgetting everything we had been through, because no one now believes that from this we come out better. But, nevertheless, we have plenty of material to remind us that this was not a dream.

The latest shocking photographs have gone viral thanks to the geographer and urban planner Antonio Giraldo, who has realized that thank you Google one can travel in time and space and contemplate how the cities were in those months of confinement: “I just realized that although Google Maps still does not show them by default, they are already available in Google Earth the new orthophotos taken between the end of March and April 2020“.

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