Pictures of vacant trains and eerily empty streets reflect both the Brussels residents’ stunned response to the attacks, and the security measures put in place in their immediate aftermath.
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It comes as no surprise that the few Metro lines running the day after the Maalbeek attacks are almost completely empty.
Empty platform at Gare de l’Ouest manned by soldiers. #Brussels metro trains still running a very limited service today.
A photo posted by Nick Thompson (@nickthompson88) on Mar 23, 2016 at 2:24am PDT
#brussels #metro #maelbeek #maalbeek #ubahn #bruxelles
A photo posted by Tim (@instabrussels) on Nov 3, 2014 at 3:26am PST
The city’s somber and deserted streets reflect a country in mourning.
The sky might be currently grey, the Maelbeek station might be closed, but Brussels doesn’t sleep… Cycle away to the day after ?? #brusselsattacks #brussels #thedayafter Bonjour Goeiedag !
A photo posted by Angie (@kallianou) on Mar 23, 2016 at 1:54am PDT
Empty roads around the EU district. Eerie. #BrusselsAttacks #empty #roads #perspective #vanishingpoints #vsco #vscocam #Brussels #Belgium #EU #??
A photo posted by Olly Denton (@ollydenton) on Mar 23, 2016 at 1:51am PDT
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This morning, on our way to the workshop. Same, but different. BXL ? We are open all days of the week, this Sunday included. (11 18h) Never stop, never hide. #niyona #brussels #bxlove #ruedelaeken
A photo posted by NIYONA (@niyona) on Mar 23, 2016 at 2:36am PDT
Cinquantenaire, Brussels #brussels #belgium
A photo posted by Xi (@xi_zhu) on Mar 5, 2014 at 3:01am PST