A drone video by a San Francisco videographer paints a sobering portrait of how quiet the city’s typically-bustling bar and restaurant zones are during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) shelter-in-place order.
Laughing Squid notes that the video was taken by Dan Denegre, a local filmmaker at Space Race Studio. According to an Instagram post by Denegre, he shot the film — which covers Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, Chinatown, Haight Street, and more — at around 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 22, a time when the spots would typically be bustling with residents, tourists, delivery drivers, and more.
“Driving through San Francisco during the pandemic is jaw dropping,” Denegre writes. “Thankfully few people are outside (I wasn’t even close to a person), but seeing the shops boarded up is tough to see. I made sure the drone wasn’t a nuisance to anyone while shooting this short documentary of this...very weird time in San Francisco.”