Ron Newman this morning visited the Esplanade, which, in the Before Times, would have already been completely jammed with people awaiting the night's concert and fireworks.
The empty city
Boston as the pandemic took hold in the spring of 2020.
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With people feeling freer to venture outside again, we haven't had many "empty city posts. But Chris Ferry shows us his Orange Line car shortly after 9:30 a.m today, and asks:
Is it luxury travel when you have the brand new orange line train to yourself?
Our own Swirlygrrl took a look down State Street from Kilby Street around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
Not much activity on the water around 11:20 a.m.
Jennifer O had her choice of seats on a Red Line car between Quincy Adams and Quincy Center around 7 this morning.
Unlike most playgrounds, there's no fence or gate to lock at the playground on Dale Street in Roslindale, at the edge of Sherrin Woods. But there is this sign. And on a nice spring afternoon yesterday, there were no kids.
Jonathan Berk took in the quiet sunset over an empty Public Garden yesterday evening.
Nate Swain flew a drone above downtown's empty streets on Sunday.
Roving UHub photographer John M. snapped Harvard Square at [checks Cambridge Savings Bank clock] 12:31 p.m. today.
Datatech Roze reports it's pretty easy to socially distance yourself in Downtown Crossing when you're the only person around.
Brian K. Sullivan had no company as he approached the Chinatown Gate tonight.
Hank Layfield reports from Newbury Street tonight:
I never realized how wide this street actually is, never having seen it empty.
Coach Bolster was pretty alone in South Station at what used to be the height of morning rush hour today.
Liz Lemongrab captured the once busy Centre Street this evening.
In a normal afternoon rush hour, there'd be long lines of cars on both VFW Parkway and Spring Street at this intersection.
It was pretty easy for Max Grinnell to keep some distance between himself and the rest of the world in Kenmore Square this afternoon.
So a videographer walked through the Common, the Public Garden and downtown today.
Kevin Wiles, Jr. ran across Joey LeBlanc outside Faneuil Hall today: Read more.
If you've ever wanted to drive into the Back Bay to wander around the Public Garden or Boylston or Newbury streets, well, there's plenty of parking now.
617-Taxicab stopped in front of Mike's on Hanover Street around 5:20 p.m.
Never seen before. Not a single customer.
Sgh33 snapped the photo today.