BeachesCaliforniaPhotographyTravel Guides

Capturing a COVID World in Photos

Trying to Capture the Surrealness of COVID19

I’m capturing a COVID world in photos because it’s hard to capture the surrealness of COVID19 into words. While my article Corona in California and Things To Do During COVID describes what Los Angeles was like March-May, capturing a COVID World in Photos shows you what I saw (or didn’t see) during the time of COVID19. What would have been my boring, everyday world is now an album of this bizarre twist of my life. A series of reminders that the world is in the throughs of a pandemic crisis. I’m letting the pictures speak for themselves to document a odd, troubling time in history.


1. Capturing Hollywood in Quarantine

Trolls remained the movie of choice for far too long on the marquee
The iconic shopping center at Hollywood and Highland in Qurantine
Ripley’s Museum in Hollywood Masked
Hollywood Stars Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard Advertising COVID-19 Testing
Netflix Global Headquarters in Los Angeles.

2. Capturing The Empty Streets of LA in Quarantine

No LA Traffic
Highway signs reminding everyone to social distance
A closed and empty Disney Concert Hall
A closed and empty Broad Museum
Empty Downtown City Streets
Downtown LA Arts District
Not even the influencers are out
Covid in LA Arts District
A sign for Covid Disinfection

3. Photos of Beaches in Corona Virus Lockdown

To see which beaches are currently open in California click here.

Empty Venice Boardwalk
Sunset Beach
Sunset Beach

4. What Can’t Be Captured in Photos during COVID

Capturing a COVID World in Photos doesn’t capture the loneliness, despair, frustration that is going on all around. I had ways to trying to get out of the house, but stay safe and stay sane during the time of Corona in California. And to everyone who lost someone during this horrible pandemic, I can’t even imagine your sense of loss and grief.

Capturing Photos of COVID World and How I Use Them to Stay Sane

So why bother to take photos of this terrible pandemic world at all?

These are historic times. Moments to remind us of what was, what we survived and how, as a world, we made it through quarantine, COVID and everything that went with it. I frame it in the context of “when this is over, we will look back on this…”

I haven’t been blogging as much as I used to, as you can probably tell if you follow the website. Sometimes there just are no words to trying to describe this new world, but the photos capture it all.

And for me, personally, I try to stay present in the moment. If I focus on what used to be, I get depressed. If I focus on the future, which at this point, is still unknown, I get anxious. Mindfulness teaches to be present in the moment, and photography helps me do exactly that.

I am curious to hear how others are coping? Are you trying to create a new normal, or finding ways of holding onto the old world? How has this impacted you, personally? Please share your comments below, or email me at [email protected]


Zanne is the Founder, Editor, Administration, and Publisher of WhereGalsWander along with the title of Chief Trouble Maker. Blame her for everything. You can find her on Facebook at

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button