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Deserted Cities: Where Time Stands Still

Deserted Cities: Where Time Stands Still

French/German photographers duo Lucie and Simon created with Silent World a great series of deserted places in cities like Paris, New York or Beijing, well-known around the world for the incredible amount of people usually populating public spaces. It seems, the photos capture entirely deserted cities and they make us somehow understand that what makes a city a city is not just the man-made monumental buildings, but the temporary elements within…

The silence of the world, like a quotation, is suddenly endowed with an oppressive eloquence. Small intrusions are the true sparks here, because their disconcerting presence disrupts the majestic calm of the streets and squares.

It’s the singular contrast of seeing some of the busiest places in the world like Tiananmen Square, Times Square and Place Montparnasse almost deserted, silent and unlively, that makes me scary and uncomfortable. Silent World is one of the best photo-series about urban live and environment I’ve seen so far – pretty sure you will love it! Check out the entire series: lucieandsimon.com.

Deserted Cities: Where Time Stands Still
Deserted Cities: Where Time Stands Still

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