On March 16, which feels like an actual lifetime ago, staff photographers Hayley Young and Alex Crook set out to capture Seattle standing still. We were just at the beginning of the advisory to stay home in order to #flattenthecurve and slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. What does the city look like without traffic, without pedestrians, without shoppers or diners or workers? Surreal, and a little eerie.
Have your own photo to share from isolation? Tag us on Instagram @seattlemag and use the hashtag #SurrealSeattle. If you'd like to hold onto these gorgeous images as a little time capsule of this truly bizarro period of history, make sure to pick up a copy of our May issue.