As the novel coronavirus outbreak wreaks havoc, places that are previously packed with people now become empty. The images that show this transition already surfaced on the internet. These photos could be refreshing, as well as disturbing. One of the places that experience this is the usually busy streets of New York City. With this development, this pooch named Parley took the chance to explore the city with his owner, Craig Karpel.
The six-year-old pooch has been accompanying his fur parent, Craig, in navigating and strolling around the city to keep themselves physically fit. Craig said, though, that walking around the vicinity without the noise brought about by people and cars is somehow strange. He then said that even his pooch also felt the same thing.
Whenever they walk around the city, the dog always gets excited to socialize with other people. But with the community quarantine in place, everything seems strange for the pooch. However, Craig said that he already explained what is happening to the confused pooch. Although he could not be sure that the dog understood it, at least he tried explaining what the world is facing now.
As this happens to the once busy city, Craig thought to take photos of the place with the pooch on the background. Craig’s goal is to let people see how the pandemic has derailed human activity in the city.
Parley had photos on some of the historical places in New York such as Times Square, Central Park as well as the Soho. After taking pictures of the dog, Craig posted the photos on Instagram and informed the people about the deafening silence in New York City. Since the pooch is in the pictures, netizens said that the photographs are less disturbing and depressing. But even then, the netizens are optimistic that the city will go back to its vibrant mood.
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