Photos of the Deserted Streets of Boston

empty flower stand in boston during lockdown
@tvkatesnow: Home Depot in Watertown- flowers on display, not a single customer. Whole town on lockdown. Nearly 1M are indoors
Photo Credit: Kate Snow

As authorities close in on the second suspected bomber, Bostonians seek refuge in their homes leaving the streets empty and lifeless. Once busy areas filled with pedestrians, commuters and cyclists are now just hollow spaces on what would have been a beautiful Spring day. An estimated one million people are indoors in total lockdown according to NBC news correspondent, Kate Snow.

photo of empty street in boston harvard square
@someaunty: Desolate Harvard Square. #boston #ghosttown @wcbv @CNN @cnnbrk
Photo Credit: Semonti حسين

The older brother identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died after a gun battle with police. He is the man described to have been wearing a black cap during the Boston Marathon where the pair was pictured. His younger brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev escaped – leading authorities to embark on a massive search around the region. The younger brother was wearing a white cap in the photograph captured during the marathon.

bridge in boston, masachusetts
@antonioregalado: Boston is still totally empty. Another pic from Cambridge side of Longfellow @usatoday
Photo Credit: Antonio Regalado

The suspects’ uncle told reporters in a press conference that the duo brought shame on Chechens as well as their family. He called the attacks an “atrocity”. “If you’re alive, turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness,” Ruslan Tsarni urged his nephew.

empty street cambridge mass ave.
@BikeSafeBoston: Eerie shot of Mass Ave in Central Square #Cambridge. #lockdown
Photo Credit: Bike Safe Boston

Photos of Boston’s deserted streets have been pouring in through social media sites giving every one of us at home a glimpse of what it must be like to be in the city at this trying time.

deserted streets of boston
@WBURSteve: Downtown Crossing 10:30 am
Photo Credit: Steve Brown

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Patricia Ramos

Patricia Ramos

I am a freelance photographer who is no stranger to smudged lenses, long hours in front of the computer, heavy camera bags (and the back aches that ensued) and missing lens caps. If you know what I'm talking about, you probably have as much love and passion for photography as I do.