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A Stroll Through Cities Shut Down By the Pandemic

By Catherine Bares:

New Orleans: French Quarantine 2020

Surfing social media during the COVID-19 pandemic, I stumbled across many photographers capturing empty streets due to city shutdowns. I reached out to a New Orleanian, G Douglas Adams, who was producing some haunting photographs of our empty city.

Douglas did a great job capturing the effects of the pandemic in these once-in-a-lifetime still shots.

New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinct music, Creole cuisine, celebrations, and festivals. During the Pandemic shutdown, we missed out on many festivals that draw people from around the world. New Orleans Jazz Fest was one of the many festivals canceled in 2020. These pictures were taken during a time New Orleans would normally be flooded with people.


Las Vegas Shelter in Place

Here is something you don't see every day: empty streets in Las Vegas.

I have visited Las Vegas twice in my life. It was a hustle and bustle kind of city. People were everywhere, traffic was at a standstill, noise levels were off the charts. I cannot imagine what it was like to walk the streets of Vegas during the pandemic.


Chicago - Quarantine 2020

Chicago is the third-largest city in the U.S., known for its skyscrapers, museums, and architecture.

The pictures in G Douglas Adams's collection depicts a city that was forced to slow down.


Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs is known for endless sunny days and a downtown made for strolling. As you can see, this was not the case in 2020.

Check out G Douglas Adams's pandemic collections

through the links provided in the cities above.

Also visit his Facebook page and Website for more.


Catherine Bares is a blogger, wife, mother, grandmother, Profit Coach & Trainer in the A/C and Heating Industry, and Group Fitness instructor residing in Southern Louisiana. Her mission is to be a source of inspiration for self-improvement for others to live a happier and healthier life.

Read Elizabeth Gracen's interview with Catherine Bares here.

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