Before and After Pictures Show the Impact of The Coronavirus on Landmarks Around the World
5The Piazza XXV Aprile in Milan
Piazza XXV Aprile is a paved square in Milan that is connected with Corso Como, Corso Garibaldi, Viale Pasubio and Viale Monte Grappa. It is frequented by several people including tourists and locals using it as a connecting thoroughfare and to hang around.
As you can see now the square is totally deserted and eerily empty as if some disaster is about to take place. The emptiness induces a feeling for foreboding and doom.
6St Peters Square, Vatican
St Peter’s Square is usually the most crowded place in the area. It is usually frequented by thousands of Christians who either want to go there to catch a glimpse of the pope or receive the daily blessing.
Now ST Peter’s Square is deserted and closed down where this picture shows a couple looking the closed St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican after a decree was issued ordering restrictions across Italy to beat the spread of the coronavirus.
7The Temple of Heaven: Beijing
The Temple of Heaven, a 15th-century religious centre in Beijing is a UNESCO recognized heritage site that is one of the major attractions in Beijing. It is one of the must-see landmarks in the city.
Even though the Temple of Heaven remains open, few people are visiting it. Other landmarks like Ming Tombs and the Yinshang Pagoda have been closed since January 24th.
Disneyland in Shanghai opened in 2016 and saw an incredible footfall of 11 million in that year alone. Millions are visiting this popular landmark by local and outside tourists.
The $5.5 billion theme park is now closed to tourists and has been locked down by authorities.