Satellite images, photographs and webcams are revealing how Covid-19 has shuttered tourist sites and cut crowds all over the world
The streets of Temple Bar, deserted on St Patrick's Day.
Disney parks shuttered, from Paris to Florida, California and Shanghai. Pigeons flying by a ghostly Gateway to India.
Those are just some of the eerie images emerging (see gallery above) as countries go into lockdown and tourist sites turn the lights out in an effort to contain the global fallout from Covid-19.
The coronavirus has spread with frightening velocity this month, from limited clusters to hundreds of thousands of cases all over the world.
In response, it feels like the planet itself is shutting down.
In one composite image, Sydney's Bondi Beach is seen with a large gathering of beachgoers on March 20, and lying empty just two days later after it was closed to the public due to the outbreak.
Other images show New York's 'Naked Cowboy' wearing a facemask in a strangely quiet Times Square, empty spaces around Egypt's pyramids of Giza, and cruise ships sailing away on hiatus.
Throughout the month, satellite images and webcams (like this one of New York's Times Square) have also illustrated stark, before-and-after contrasts in crowd and traffic levels as the crisis plays out.
Flight tracking apps like FlightRadar24 and RadarBox have been posting images more spacious skies, as airlines continue to ground planes.
"Over 90pc of Ryanair’s aircraft will be grounded for the coming weeks," the airline said this week, in another line of mindblowing news.
On St Patrick's Day, Tourism Ireland's 'Global Greening' saw over 400 iconic buildings and landmark around the world go green in a brief note of hope... many of them in eerie scenes of desertion.
Many see in the images almost apocalyptic scenes of devastated economies and tourism industries, with vast numbers of jobs lost, planes grounded and talk of multi-billion dollar bailouts already begun.
Others, however, have noted an opportunity for a planet on pause - suggesting the shutdown may be a chance for nature to take a breath, and lessons to be learned on climate change.
The European Space Agency, for instance, shared imagery from its Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite revealing the decline of air pollution over affected areas of China and Northern Italy during quarantine periods.
And not everywhere is closing down.
In January, China was the first country to aggressively shutter society in an attempt to control the pandemic.
This week, it began lifting restrictions in most areas of Hubei province, and parts of the Great Wall re-opened to visitors.