July 29, 2020. A general curfew is issued in the province of Antwerp to stop the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. From 11:30 pm to 6:00 am, Antwerp turns into a ghost town. Bars and restaurants close, streets empty in no time. Anyone who still ventures outside risks a hefty fine from the diligently patrolling police. Apart from a few homeless people and taxi drivers, there is not a living soul to be seen. Never before have I seen my city so terrifyingly unreal.
The curfew was suspended on August 26, 2020. I took these photographs during the first week of the curfew.
Korte Koepoortstraat-Wolstraat, July 30, 00:36 am
Grote Markt, July 30, 00:44 am
Villa Tinto red light district, July 30, 01:38 am
Meir, July 31, 11:28 pm
Franklin Rooseveltplaats, July 31, 11:51 pm
Dageraadplaats, Zurenborg, July 31, 02:42 am
Ring, Borgerhout, July 31, 03:21 am
MAS, Eilandje, August 2, 03:28 am
Emiel Vloorsstraat, Antwerpen-Kiel, August 3, 00:16 am
Jan Van Rijswijcklaan, August 4, 00:23 am
De Keyserlei, August 4, 00:54 am
Prekersplein-Nationalestraat, August 5, 01:08 am
Pedestrian tunnel, August 5, 01:40 am