Images by Gabriel de la Chapelle imagine what the bustling metropolis would look like without its 13 million inhabitants.

To see a city without people is an eerie sight, a sign of impending doom hinting a catastrophic storm or the apocalypse. To see Tokyo, Japan’s densest city, without people or cars, is particularly bewitching – it is known for its urban vibrancy, hoards of people bustling along the sidewalks and interweaving traffic. Photographer Gabriel de la Chapelle’s series Tokyo End depicts the city in a new light, capturing images of an empty city, with no sign of inhabitants other than the buildings in which they live.

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