15 Chilling Photos of LA as a Ghost Town

Photographer Robert LeBlanc captures the effects of COVID-19 on some of LA's busiest intersections and neighborhoods.

by VICE Staff; photos by Robert LeBlanc
Mar 26 2020, 3:16pm

All photos by Robert LeBlanc

On March 19th, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti ordered residents to stay home, to protect themselves and others from the threat of COVID-19. The city now looks unlike it ever has. This series shows some of the formerly busiest intersections and neighborhoods in LA, once filled with thousands of people and cars, now completely vacant.

E 1st Street and N Main Street
E 1st Street and N Main Street
Flower St and 7th St at the 7th Street Metro Station
Flower St and 7th St at the 7th Street Metro Station
Flower St and 7th St at the 7th Street Metro Station
Flower St and 7th St at the 7th Street Metro Station
4th Street Bridge at E 4th St and S Santa Fe Ave
4th Street Bridge at E 4th St and S Santa Fe Ave
101 freeway entrance off of N Alameda St
101 freeway entrance off of N Alameda St
Chick Hearn CT and S Figueroa St at LA LIVE
Chick Hearn CT and S Figueroa St at LA LIVE
S Grand Ave and W 4th St
S Grand Ave and W 4th St
S Grand Ave and W 2nd Street
The Walt Disney Concert Hall at S Grand Ave and W 2nd St
Beverly Hills Sign at N Santa Monica Blvd and N Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills Sign at N Santa Monica Blvd and N Beverly Dr
Rodeo Dr and Wilshire Blvd
Rodeo Dr and Wilshire Blvd
Sunset Blvd and Sweetzer Ave
Sunset Blvd and Sweetzer Ave
Century City Mall
Century City Mall
Windward Ave and Pacific Ave
Windward Ave and Pacific Ave
Empty basketball court on the Venice Beach Boardwalk
Empty basketball court on the Venice Beach Boardwalk
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