Saturday, February 29, 2020

18 Fascinating Things That Didn’t Stand the Test of Time

There is nothing permanent or changeless in this world. Time influences everything and everyone. We don’t usually pay attention to things changing as it happens so slowly, but some changes are really surprising.



We brings you some pictures of unbelievable examples of time’s work on things and people. Look through them to the end to get to know what time can do in a few months and over hundreds of years.



1. A boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went away to war in 1914.



2. Hands across the generations



3. This can has been sitting in that cup holder for over 2 years.





4. This parking lot used to be some sort of building. Instead of removing the old tile floor, they simply paved over it.



5. This tree is holding up stones from a collapsed wall.



6. This exterior corner next to the front door of the local bike shop shows significant wear from the last 30 years of customers striking it with their pedals.



7. Iron Chef Morimoto’s knives. The top one is a new knife. The bottom one shows 3 years of use, sharpening, and cleaning at his restaurant.



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



9. 2 identical teddy bears. 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.





10. Ghosts of Union Station



11. Steps of the Great Wall of China



12. One pillowcase has been used nearly every day for 40 years. The other has been in a closet.



13. These M&M’s have been sitting in there for over 10 years.





14. This entire brick wall has been shaped by the sea.



15. Here’s 6 months worth of buildup in a pipe used for a mineral pool spa.



16. 2 cars were left in the woods many years ago.



17. These are the footprints of a monk made by him praying in the same spot for decades.



18. An old guitar


Which picture impressed you the most?