April 4, 2012

Wednesday Whim - Silent World

 images via Lucie & Simon (above: Paris, France - Place de la concorde)

We've all been there...where we just want to leave where we are and be alone. There's nothing wrong with that since we all need time to ourselves to reflect or just refresh. But, have you ever wondered what would happen if everyone disappeared? That's what so fascinating about these photographs from Paris-based artists, Lucie and Simon

In a series titled, Silent World, they have turned normally bustling public spaces into empty and eerie lots. It's surreal to wonder what it would be like to literally be by yourself. Looking at these images actually makes me feel scared and lonely. As an inherently shy person, being by myself doesn't bother me - but there's always a line that can be crossed.

What do you feel when you see these images?

Beijing, China - Tian'anmen square

New York - Times Square 

 New York - 6th Avenue

Beijing, China - Ring Roads 

New York - Columbus Circle 

Paris, France - Place Montparnasse




  1. It's actually quite soothing to see all these empty places... i can imagine the wind and the calm feel of it.

  2. those are such pretty pictures ♥
    would love to go to all of them


  3. Great pictures,but feel very chilly without people.That awkward silence is almost frightening.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. It's so crazy to see those places without cars and people. These pictures are very pretty!


  5. Love these pics! Totally reminds me of something you'd see in a movie - and never in real life :P

    Hope you have a happy Easter weekend :)


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