SAN FRANCISCO:
SOCIALLY DISTANCED

January 1, 2021
Empty San Francisco.

Nothing describes social distancing quite like San Francisco in the age of Covid-19. A recent job took me to the City by the Bay. While I was there, I couldn’t help but capture the startling emptiness.

Empty San Francisco.


In a city known for wall-to-wall traffic, the deserted freeways in San Francisco were a bit unsettling.

Empty San Francisco.
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Without the bustle of people, even the famous Transamerica Pyramid seems lonely.

Empty San Francisco.


The bridges, highways, and byways around the city are bare — a commuter’s dream.

Empty San Francisco.


Without people on the streets, it feels as if you are walking in a maze.

Empty San Francisco.

The shops and restaurants sit completely empty, as if there’s no thought of returning.

Empty San Francisco. Empty San Francisco.


For a city with a population over 890,000, it seems like someone performed a magic trick to make everyone disappear. Now, we wait for them to snap their fingers and reveal the grand finale.

Empty San Francisco.


Everything sits patiently waiting for tourists to return.

Empty San Francisco.


The pier is completely desolate. Besides a security officer and the regular bird lady, I was the only visitor. The only sounds heard were flags flapping in the wind.