Whether you want to imagine the first days of Life After People, the next instalment of The Walking Dead or a sequel to Tokyo Jungle (Seattle Jungle?), you should check out these stunning images of what an American city looks like without a single person to be seen.

Rather than be shot at dawn in out-of-the-way places, filmmaker Ross Ching actually edited the people out from regular footage then runs it all as a timelapse, letting us see the busier parts of Seattle completely devoid of life.

It's as beautiful as it is unsettling.

<a href="thethrashlab">Seattle Time Lapse (Empty America)