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35 Photos That Show The Interesting Ways Time Wears Everything Down

Take a look around and you’ll spot signs of time weathering away everything – faded photos on the wall, sunken cushions on the couch, even your own face changes and ultimately loses the battle against time.

And sometimes, that battle is stunning.

Sometimes we can see images and really revel in the beauty of loss. Here are some examples.


1. A Vending Machine that Time Forgot

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2. Years of Paint Build Up I Chipped Off An Old Trestle At Work

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3. Knife At My Work That’s Halfway Gone From Sharpening

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4. When 900 Years Old You Reach, Look As Good You Will Not

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5. The Way This Tree Grew Over The Railing

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6. This Deteriorating Combination Lock I found At The Beach

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7. Tree Consuming Children … Sign

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8. The Border Of My Tattoo Turned Into A Stretch Mark During My First Pregnancy, Now It Looks 3D

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9. This Old Color Pencil Box After Termites Ate All The Wood

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10. A Coin Taped In My Father’s Baby Book Stayed Clean Under The Tape Only

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11. My Grandfather’s Liberty Dollar He Carried For 50+ Years Because “A Man’s Always Gotta Have A Dollar In His Pocket”

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12. Burned Out Microwave Bulb Left This Smoke Pattern Inside

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13. Mom Surprised Me With The Brand New Version Of My 27-Year-Old Childhood Stuffed Animal

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14. My Sister Has Kept The Same Koosh Ball Chain On Her Keys Since The Early 90s. What It Is Meant To Look Like vs. What It Actually Looks Like Now

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15. My ID Left An Impression Of My ID Pic On My Badge Holder

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16. This Truck In A Tree I Found While Driving Through The Woods

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17. The Uneven Wear On The Knob Of This Human Statue Due To People Stroking It Over The Years Shows That Humans Can’t Resist Stroking Knobs Even If They Are Not Real

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18. The Colors Of This Bronze Cristiano Ronaldo Statue Is Fading Where People Touch It The Most

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19. They Served Me Well For 6 Years But It Was Time. $220 Plus A $60 Resole A Couple Years Ago From The Local Cobbler. Looking Forward To Another 6 Years

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20.This Old Copper Crayon Turned Green

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21. This Display In Ashmolean Museum Shows How Touching Artwork Affects Material

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22. “Biodegradable” Cups That Were Buried In A Composter For 15 Years. Everything Else Turned To Dirt Except These

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23. Can Someone Give Me A Jump Start? Haven’t Driven This Thing In A While

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24. My Rotting Goomba Pumpkin Looks More Like Goomba Now Than It Did When It Was Freshly Carved

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25. Cubic Crystals Growing In Old Play-Doh

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26. Planting 90,000ish Trees Take A Few Inches Of A Shovel

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27. My Dogs’ Nerf Frisbee. Still Their Favorite

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28. 100 Years Ago Someone Lost Their Coin Purse

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29.  A Cemetery Of Telephone Booths In The UK

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30. Berlin Wall: Graffiti Spray Paint Layers On A Broken Piece

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31. This Piece Of Wall That Got Rounded By The Sea

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32.The Walls In This Old Coffeehouse Have Shadows Where People Used To Sit

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33. Stairs On The Great Wall Of China. How Many People Do You Think Have Walked On Them?

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34. One Of The Oldest ‘Beware Of The Dog’ Signs In The World, Found In Pompeii Ruins, Italy

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35. My Great Grandfather’s British Army Issue Pocket Watch Along With The German Bullet That It Stopped In France 1914

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