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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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!

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

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It’s well known, that some people are known to break off pieces of The Colosseum and take them home as souvenirs.  That being said, now that it’s closed, the majestic architectural arena can take a breather from all that wear-and-tear.  Let’s hope this is preserving human-kind and a piece of history.