23 Unbelievable Instances Where Things Got Worn Down Over Time

Time and gravity usually wear down everything. There’s nothing that’s going to last you forever. Everything eventually breaks down and wears down and all the images in this gallery are evidence of that. From cuddly old teddy bears to cars, buildings, coins, human skin damaged from the sun, floors, and people, nothing can withstand the test of time.

Although it’s a little sad to think about, the process is actually fascinating when captured in photos.

“When my brother was born in 1985, my mother purchased two identical teddy bears.

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The one on the left has been my brother’s for 30 years, the one on the right has been kept in storage for my brother’s first child who was born today.”

Before and after power washing. New York used to be a much dirtier city back when the Northeast ran on coal plants.

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The life cycle of a penny

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This lamp pole’s posters over the years

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Sun damage after 28 years of driving a delivery truck

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The marble floor of this bank has been worn down from years of people standing

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“Said goodbye to my best friend after 13 years.

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This is is vaccination tag all worn down after a lifetime of tinking against his water bowl. RIP little man.”

“My Grandfather has carried this silver dollar in his pocket since 1952”

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“My Radio Button Has Worn Out To Be A Victorian Portrait”

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This lamppost focuses the sun and scorchers a line in the grass.

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The way this door was worn down by its bell

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“My Parents Moved A Rug For The First Time In Years. This Is What 16 Years Of Sunlight Does To Your Hardwood Floors”

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“The Markings On The Bottom Of My Coffee Cup From A Year Of Stirring”

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The Floor In Front Of The Register Has Worn Through All The Floors Since This Restaurant Opened In 1924

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Remnants Of An Old Neighbor

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15 Years Wear Of Kids Turning A Handle At A Science Museum

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A Nicely Worn Staircase Into The Stone Wall Above A Creek

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“Dad Ordered A Vintage, Unused Version Of The Same Shaving Brush He’s Been Using For The Past 30 Years.

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Here’s The Difference Between The Old And New One”

The Wear Marks On This Tetherball Pole

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Fax Machine/Scanner Used So Heavily, The Paper Has Cut The Plastic Over Time

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The Paint On This Chocolate Shop’s Door Is Worn Away Perfectly To Reveal All Of Its Previous Colors

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“My Carpet Is From The 70s And Has Never Been Replaced. This Is The Fastest Way To The Food”

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15 Years Of Rust Accumulation Looks Like In A 1″ Water Pipe

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