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Empty London street

Emptiness continues during lockdown 3.0 in the UK. London is different at weekends, when residents emerge to relax and exercise, but mid-week it is very quiet and still.

Late afternoon view across Regent Street and down Hanover Street, London, March 2021


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 17 March 2021

Posted as part of Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge

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  1. Wow; extraordinary image Debbie. Last time I was there, the Oxford St tube entrances were being closed because there were just too many people to make entry safe, and the whole area was just a mass of humanity.

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    • I did enjoy the wander – so much easier to see things. You wouldn’t normally see the shadows across The road on Regent Street because of the traffic. And it’s hard to even walk down the pavement. Whereas this week, I stopped and changed filters on my camera, then beatdown close to the road to take the photo. Would have been impossible on a more normal day.

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    • Ha ha! I guess so, but London is really a lot of small towns joined together, each one very different. I’m not using tube, bus or taxi at the moment so I had a lot of miles to cover. It was very different deciding which parts I wanted to visit in one day. So I went for Brutalist Barbican; quirky, arty Shoreditch; empty City; shoppers’ Oxford Street; posher shoppers’ Regent Street; nightlife Soho; writers’ Bloomsbury. About 13 miles. 🙂

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    • It has been like this a lot in the last 12 months, but we’ll see things coming back to life in the next couple of months. Weekdays may remain quiet for a long time though

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