Last year, Raphaël Liais (@raphaelliais) began snapping photos of empty chairs in Casablanca, Morocco, tagging them #emptychairsproject. The collection of photos grew as he started to notice more empty chairs in and around Casablanca. He created an account for the photos, @emptychairsproject, and other Instagrammers caught on to the project. Now, there are over 600 photos from around the world in the collection.

Here are some of our favorites — be sure to check out more photos on the #emptychairsproject page!

Photos by @emptychairsproject, @finalnotice, @chikoron, @amersly, @gwenweinberg, @sunsetmeridian, @marytulipe, @aypa & @jonkratz.