Closed restaurants. Closed shops. Deserted streets and squares. This is the city of Salzburg's appearance since 2020-03-16. The Getreidegasse, which was still heavily frequented days ago, appears to be completely extinct.
Welcome to the Ides of March 2020.
From time to time we experience historically significant events. Some are positive, others are completely dispensable. We are experiencing one such negative episode in history right now: the greatest global health disaster of the last 100 years. The following post is a kind of "photographic diary" of the events of the first half of March 2020 as I experienced them. It reflects my personal mood of these momentous days.