Quiet City

As of writing, Sydney hasn’t gone into full lockdown due to Covid-19, but it has become a lot more quiet as many businesses close as a preventative measure. The CBD wasn’t as empty as I was expecting, but it was noticeably less crowded.

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Social distancing guidelines on the floor of my local café.

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Martin Place at 12:20. Usually a lot busier than this.

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Lunchers outside the GPO building in Martin Place.

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New measures for pedestrians.

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Park and George Streets.

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Sydney Town Hall steps. A popular rendezvous point, now virtually empty.

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The gates to Chinatown on Dixon Street.

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An eerily quiet Dixon Street.

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This place usually has a queue of around 15 to 20 people, waiting for cream puffs. Today, only one.

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Safe distance.

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Climate action rally in Sydney

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Ecopella, an a capella music group with a focus on environmental issues, performing outside Sydney Town Hall at the climate action rally.

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Young protesters at the climate action rally.

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Protesters at the climate action rally.

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Nadeena Dixon, a Wiradjuri, Yuin & Gadigal woman & Indigenous activist, addressing the crowd at the climate action rally.

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Protesters at the climate action rally.

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A protester at the climate action rally.

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A protester at the climate action rally.

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Protesters march through the city streets as a part of the climate action rally.

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Protesters march through the city streets as a part of the climate action rally.

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A protester at the climate action rally.

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A protester at the climate action rally.

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A protester at the climate action rally.

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Signing a banner petition at the climate action rally.