For the nostalgic or for travel fans, this year has been a really problematic one. Of course, not just for them.
But the lack of a holiday in which to see or review interesting places and objectives, is not an easy thing to bear for adventurers.
Without airlines, without rental services and without large crowds, the landscape is more and more similar to the times of a few decades ago.
But what did the most popular European and world tourist destinations look like before the appearance of these factors that intensified tourism?
A selection of photos, offered by Euronews, offers a unique perspective on modern tourist attractions.
Here are the 21 images that will make you miss your travels.
Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris
A man paints Notre-Dame Cathedral on the banks of the Seine, near the Ile de la Cité in Paris – July 1945.
Eiffel Tower, illuminated with a thermometer consisting of electric lights in Paris, France – March 16, 1934.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa in January 1983. Pisa, Italy.
The citizens of Rome gather to watch a convoy of American troops crossing the square in front of the famous Colosseum in Rome, Italy – June 6, 1944.
The Holy Family
The towers of La Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona, Spain – April 1949.
An overview of the Erechtheum Temple on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, on May 2, 1939.
Hale-Bopp Comet seen above the old Stonehenge Stone Circle in southwest England – March 28, 1997.
Two paratroopers land near the golden towers of the Grand Palace in Bangkok during a world record mass jump – December 2, 1999.
The West Wall
Israeli soldiers and an ultra-Orthodox Jew pray under a snowstorm on the western wall of Jerusalem’s Old City – March 18, 1988.
A militia officer passes St. Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square, Moscow, Russia – April 30, 1992.
Jesus the Savior
Pope John Paul II blesses Rio de Janeiro in front of the statue of Jesus the Savior on Mount Corcovado, Brazil – July 2, 1980.
Writer and adventurer Richard Halliburton and pilot Moye Stephens Jr. fly in their open cabin Stearman C3B over the Taj Mahal in Agra, India – 1932.
An aerial view of Niagara Falls on June 10, 1983 includes a look at the Maid of the Mist tourist boat in the middle of the choppy water.
The Pyramid Complex of Giza
US President Jimmy Carter with First Lady Rosalynn and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat visit the Great Pyramid of Giza outside Cairo.
Aerial view of Manhattan, New York City, USA – 1928.
Statue of Liberty
Queen Mary passed the Statue of Liberty as she entered New York Harbor after completing her first voyage to the United States on June 1, 1936.
Japan’s Shinkansen high-speed train travels 120 miles per hour to Mount Fuji in October 1982.
Golden Gate Bridge
Workers complete the podiums of the Golden Gate Bridge, which stretches across the Golden Gate Strait, before spinning the bridge cables during construction in San Francisco – 1935.
Great Wall of China
Image released in September 1972 by the official Chinese news agency showing a section of the Great Wall at Badaling Pass, north of Beijing.
The Blue Mosque
People in the snow in front of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey – January 23, 2004.
Picture of Mount Saint-Michel taken in September 1946.