In The Road, American author Cormac McCarthy described his post-apocalyptic landscape as, "Everything paling away into the murk. The soft ash blowing in loose swirls over the blacktop." This Thursday, Washington, D.C.'s emergency snowstorm caused the city to resemble McCarthy's landscape, barren and blanketed in snow. While the imagery was not as radical or deathly as it is in the novel, the eeriness of a seemingly empty city was apparent. To celebrate the beauty of Washington, D.C. without the traffic or the noise, Curbed compiled photos from Twitter and Instagram that capture a city that for a single moment stood still.
U and 13th Streets NW. pic.twitter.com/owiszTe2pW— Martin Di Caro (@MartinDiCaro) March 5, 2015