This recent photo series from Paris-based French and German artists Lucie & Simon visualizes what it would be like if cities like New York and Beijing were completely abandoned, end of the world apocalypse style. "Silent World" was shot throughout major cities around the globe, and features empty urban landscapes from some of the most bustling and populated metropolises in modern civilization. Shot using extra-long exposures to limit light entry, Lucie & Simon were able to capture the end of the world without the harmful extermination process. Hit the thumbs to see what it would be like if you were the last person alive on earth, and check out the corresponding videos below. [DesignTaxi]

Silent World, Beijing transformation from Lucie & Simon on Vimeo.

Silent world from Lucie & Simon on Vimeo.