Jaw-Dropping Pictures Of Things Being Worn Down Over Time

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Vote up the most mind-bending before-and-afters.

Pictures of items worn down over the years provide poignant illustrations of the passage of time. On a natural level, eroding geological formations demonstrate how the Earth changes; more personally, before-and-after photos of worn-down objects remind viewers that nothing is permanent. Age comes before physical beauty in the majority of these photos, but that doesn't make them any less alluring to the eye.

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  • 1. A New York Building After A Pressure Wash

    A New York Building After A Pressure Wash
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    85,481 votes
  • 2. Timeworn Stairs

    Timeworn Stairs
    Photo: David Perry / davesdistrictblog
    77,040 votes
  • 3. Customer Imprints At A Bank

    Customer Imprints At A Bank
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    78,078 votes
  • 4. Layers Of Posters

    Layers Of Posters
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    84,239 votes
  • 5. A Silver Dollar After More Than 60 Years In Someone's Pocket

    A Silver Dollar After More Than 60 Years In Someone's Pocket
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    68,555 votes
  • 6. Exposed To Normal Air Versus Sea Breeze

    Exposed To Normal Air Versus Sea Breeze
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    67,594 votes