This is State Street, Salem, looking east from Liberty Street, approximately 3:15 PM, Thanksgiving 2007.
No, there aren't a bunch of invisible people there. Downtown Salem is that empty after hours and on holidays. Now, as I've said before, I'm very fond of my capital city. I grew up in Salem and was born just up the road in Silverton. Salem is in by blood and my background.
But it is a city of 150,000–but by this photo, you wouldn't know it. Practially everyone has, literally, gone home. The Lege is the biggest show in town, and that only happens once every two years.
That's Salem for you. Great place to be from.
Salem: Oregon's Tacoma.