Time has an effect on everyone and anything. Buildings can start to crumble and wood will lose its shine, toys can be broken, and objects can wear thin. What stays is our memories and our special moments. As we get older, almost anything material changes. Not only that, but we age, too. Our faces become wrinkly, and our bodies lose elasticity. Time eventually wears everything out. Sometimes it takes weeks or months, it can take years or decades, but it will happen. Often times, however, we don’t have the ability to notice the passing of the time and its effect on us.
Here are a few examples that show the fascinating effects of time, although we rarely notice them.
1. Used and unused
We can damage things by using them every day, but we never notice that.
2. Rust marks
The markings match the chains. Incredible!
3. Old neighbour
The house is gone, but the friendship still lasts.
It’s interesting how time works.
5. Sun damage
This is a photo of a retired delivery driver after 26 years of sun damage.
6. Beaten path
Can you imagine how many people have crossed this bridge?
7. 16 years of wear and tear
16 years of sun damage on a hardwood floor.
8. Ring Indentation
Everything leaves a mark on us.
This damage to a printer is actually nail marks from people who waited for something to print.
10. Bush art
As the wind blows, these small plants leave their mark on this fence. Amazing!
11. Slim figure
On the left is a new handle for an elementary school, on the right is the old handle.WOW!
12. Countless steps
Even steps can lose their shape.
13. Flat bottom
Look at how flat the bottom of this stick is!
14. Coffee cup
This is what the bottoms of our coffee cups look like after using them for years.
Here is a chef’s knife after years of being resharpened.
16. Money differs, too!
Both piles of money are the same amount, but the left pile is new and the right pile is old.
A monk accidentally carved his floor by playing in the exact same spot for 20 years. WOW!
19. Track marks
Where we walk the most.
20. Water mark
Water has left its mark on this slab of rock.
Someone has had a lot of visitors, apparently.
22. Statue time
It got a new color.
The dents in the marble were caused by people standing on that same spot.
24. Hill side
25. Stepping stones
The steps inside the Leaning Tower Of Pisa.
Everything changes over time.
Time does not stop.
28. Dirty vs. clean
It does make a difference!
29. Take a seat
The middle one was probably not the favorite.
30. Break time
It looks like a lot of important conversations took place around that table.
31. So many posters!
This is pretty incredible!
A lot of people must walk on that train.
33. The most common path
This is the spot in front of the cash register which has been in the same place since 1926. So many different floors!
35. Silver fades
This is a silver coin which has been kept in a man’s pocket since 1952.