Then And Now

Jaw-Dropping Pictures Of Things Being Worn Down Over Time  

Mick Jacobs
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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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Timeworn Stairs
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Photo: David Perry/davesdistrictblog
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A New York Building After A Pressure Wash
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Photo: Teddy1056/Reddit
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Customer Imprints At A Bank
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Photo: stepowens/Imgur
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Layers Of Posters
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Photo: ShadowRanger164/Reddit
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