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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Day 34

Shuttered restaurants ...

Upturned chairs on tables in empty restaurants...

Open for take-outs and delivery only...

Dine-ins are prohibited.

Restaurant operators and diners found guilty of ignoring the order could face a maximum jail term of two years or a fine, or both.

Sad and heartbreaking but sacrifices have to be made.


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46 comments:

betty said...

We took a drive today (stayed in the car the entire time) to the area where son's restaurant he worked at is located. This is a thriving area where it is packed on the weekends, hard to get a parking space in a 5 block radius, etc. EMPTY. Ghost town. Very eerie! Lots of restaurants are located down there with the majority of them offering take out or delivery or drive thru and most offering some type of alcohol also if someone is interested. People were out exercising in the area, either walking, running, or bike riding. Some (single people or a couple) were sitting on benches or the like just enjoying the beautiful day. I really don't know how long this will last but I wonder how many businesses will last.


betty

handmade by amalia said...

It is the same here, restaurants have been very badly hit by the crisis.
Amalia
xo

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sherry fundin said...

i haven't been off my property in over 5 weeks, but mr wonderful has and says there are people everywhere. three of our neighbors had a bunch of people over and i hear jacksonville reopened the beaches and they want to open our here in the pandhandle?????????
sherry @ fundinmental

Jeanna said...

How did you get in the mall to take photos? I've been biking around one of the bigger malls because the bike trails and paths are so crowded. But then there are still cars that are peeling around the mostly empty parking lot and one take out place drawing business. It's good we're taking all kinds of photos to document this cuz people may not know what it was like long after we're gone.

Diana said...

It's sad. A world without people (on a small scale) illustrates these photographs.

Sandee said...

I hope we can survive this with as few deaths as possible. I will be happy to dine-in when I can. I miss it.

Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

NCSue said...

So much devastation wrought by an organism we cannot see.
Thank you for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/04/aruba-archived.html, and please stay safe!

stevebethere said...

Our restuarants and bars etc are all closed here on lockdown I have never seen central London so deserted ever very eerie but at this time a good thing :-)

Have a safetastic week 😷😷😷

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Yes restaurants are closed here too - except for a few with takeout.

Thelma said...

Everything is closed here except grocery stores. Our senior homes have been hit hard in Quebec Canada.
Take care and stay safe. Thelma.

NanaHood said...

I think there will be a reopening and then a spike in cases....sad sad sad.

Meditations in Motion said...

Same here. My youngest son is a single dad and works in a restaurant. He has been out of work for over a month! Can't wait to go out to eat again. I am getting tired of eating my own cooking! :)

EricaSta said...

A wonderful Post for the
Corner of the World...

...fantastisc captures.

Stay healthy

Su-sieee! Mac said...

It's the same in my neck of the woods. Most of the local restaurants are open for pick-up and/or delivery. A few are hiring or have hired to keep up with business. That's good. We're still hesitant about buying restaurant food. I do miss not cooking. :-)

junieper/Jesh said...

Veronica, it's sad, but good to keep in mind, it won't be forever. In the USA protests in 5 states have happened, in 5 more states planned. 20 states are ready to slowly reopen in 20 states, 4 states were never in lockdown. So in half of the states things started moving to reopen. Of course, for 9 months to a year, there might be an economic recession of even depression, but you and I can pray, that this will be held to the minimum!!!

Can you do me a favor, please? The second thumbnail in this week of All Seasons is a lady of Japan. Her hubby is a musician, and very sad, now the lock down finally hits that country, that he can't see his weekly buddies to play music. Can you please visit her blog and link your post about the musicians of a few weeks ago? Many many thanks!You may have to explain how to do that on the internet...

Also for this update on All Seasons! don't get discouraged, God has everything under wraps, and even though things may look bleak, if we pray, things will open back up again, maybe in a new way, but it will be His doing.

Lin said...

A lot of restaurants here are doing take-out and we have been frequenting one of our favorites to help them along. How long will it be until we can eat out again?? I shudder to think.

We eat at home a ton, but I think a lot of people eat out or carry out. I wonder how they are coping?

magiceye said...

Sad to see. Hope the economic recovery is good once the virus is behind us.

Stay safe.

betty-NZ said...

We will be starting take outs and such after five weeks of lockdown. I do hope the small businesses survive. Hopefully, happier news awaits us in the near future.

It's delightful to see you over at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

An Apel a Day said...

The US is going to have a lot of deaths. Many do not get the seriousness of it. They think it's a hoax. Like the media is putting fake numbers of cases/deaths out there. It's so messed up! I just hope one finds a cure. We all need it. If anything I hope we all realize how very important people's lives are. No matter what color, religion or place. We're all important.

RobertN said...

A deserted world...

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Some of the local restaurants in my town are open for take-out curbside pick up only. It’s nice to be able to support them until this is all over.

Suzy said...

So true. It's a scary world we are living in these days.

Zinaida Strinu said...


In Romania, all restaurants, all shops, malls, except supermarkets and pharmacies are also closed.

Have a good day!

Sandee said...

Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

It is the same here, everything except grocery stores and pharmacies are closed. We are in our 6th week of shelter at home for safety. I think it is 6, I lose track.

pilch92 said...

Same here, takeout only.

orchid0324 said...

Hello, This is Miyako from Japan. Thank you very much for your kind Link of "Bach hymn" junieper (All Seasons) told me about musicians are keeping in contact with each other through music♪ Yes, "Through Music We Are Connected"!!!
I and my husband could open the page by using You-tube; and sent the html to other amateur band member.
In Japan, lock down hasn't been issued yet. But I DO hope this crisis will be over in near future.
Sincerely from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Natasha said...

The economy is going to crash like never before. Jobs lost. Pay-cuts. Life is not going to be the same again. But we hold on to hope. This too shall pass and the Earth will heal.

How have you been my friend? Did you manage to go out and click these?

Take good care and do stay safe.

Big love. <3

https://natashamusing.com/2020/04/on-a-lockdown-food-trail-wordless-wednesday-natasha-musing/

Penelope Notes said...

Yes ... in my world restaurants are out and take-out is in. Also, the cashiers at supermarkets are still working so people can buy groceries. How dramatically the world has changed in such a short time. But it will get better one faraway day. Patience is required now more than ever. Thank you for sharing.

Mica said...

It is the same here - the restaurants are closed! Some are open for takeaway or delivery though :)

Hope that you are having a good week :)

Away From Blue

Birgitta said...

It is scaring yes.

Little Wandering Wren said...

Here in Thailand, there is very much a culture of people eating out - from our famous Street Food vendors to restaurants. It would not be uncommon for some to have most meals out. Our restaurants can open for takeaway only. I agree, the long-lasting implication on the economy and peoples livelihoods are immense.

Gattina said...

It really looks very sad all these closed restaurants ! The first thing I would do when we are set free, is going into a restaurant or cafe to have a drink ! But apparently that will happen when everything else is open !

Dave @ Around Alaska said...

We're slowly getting back to somewhat normal. I don't know if things will ever be normal again. Stay safe!

Monika Ohson | TravelerInMe said...

Its the same scene everywhere. It will take some time to be able to visit an eating joint without fear and I hope that day comes real soon.

junieper/jesh said...

Sorry for the late response back. Thank you so much for your willingness to connect with Miyako - really appreciate it. I felt I had to do something more for he than just saying Sorry. Now it's up to them to investigate how to do that. Again, much thanks!!

Mellie said...

It's the same here. Some restaurants are closed. Many are doing drive through or take out only.

Powell River Books said...

The rules here are the same in Washington State but I don't believe they are issuing any penalties. They definitely didn't on the protest day at the state capitol on April 20. I keep looking for a spike in numbers after hundreds of people were so close together for a long time. - Margy

meowmeowmans said...

Such haunting photos. All of the restaurants here are shuttered in the same way. It's necessary, for sure, but so sad.

Suzana said...

Very sad! Every where is the same! Spaces without people are very strange, like in the fiction movies. But now are an incredible reality!
Wishing you all the best! Be safe and well!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This is the only way we will be safe. Sadly, some in our country are ignoring common sense (and that includes our president who is terrible). I hope our country survives. Personally, we are still isolatinig.

NatureFootstep said...

so sad to see :(

Himawan Sant said...

To some extent such conditions also occur in my country. There are some restaurants that are allowed to continue selling, but there are also some that are prohibited because they are in the dangerous red zone.

italiafinlandia said...

How sad...