PHOTOS: What The World's Busiest Cities Would Look Like Without People

columbus circle

Photo: Lucie & Simon

Is a city without people a city at all? Artistic duo Lucie & Simon have rendered these photographs of cities around the world—New York, Paris, Beijing—virtually people-less. They call the photographs the Silent World Project.

They did this by developing a black filter for their camera. With such a filter, it takes several hours to record one image, and all elements in movement disappear from the resulting photograph.

They write: “In the Silent World project, we wanted to study and transform our world’s most symbolic metropolises into imaginary, fictional, impossible places.”

[via Curbed]

Columbus Circle

Times Square

Wall Street

Place de la Concorde

Sixth Avenue

China World Trade centre

Jehovah's Witnesses Towers

Beijing Ring Roads

Xizhimen Ring Road

Place Montparnasse

Tian'anmen Square


Radio City Music Hall

Beijing Railway Station

Queensboro Bridge

Place de l'Opera

Madison Square

Angel of the Waters Fountain

Cour Carrée du Louvre

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