Popular places before and during the COVID-19: what happens when everyone stays home

APR 01, 2020 AT 02:24 PM

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The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

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With millions and millions of people visiting the legendary Eiffel Tower in Paris each year, in more recent weeks, it’s safe to say that things have gotten a lot more intimate at this romantic landmark – that is, until further notice.

It has definitely changed the traffic on the streets and made this incredible plaza a lot more private.

Grand Place, Belgium, Brussels

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The “Grote Markt” also known as “Grand Place” or “Grand Square” is an important landmark in Belgium, Brussels and has been for centuries now.

But the square that was once crowded with tourists that were obsessed with seeing beautiful flowerbeds, amazing architecture, and almost 100 different museums has taken a break for the time being.

Overall, without all the extra set-ups, outside of the buildings, it provides a landscape that's similar to how it was back in the day. How historic!