People Share Interesting Things That Have Changed Over Time

Change can be a fascinating thing and these things that are worn down over time just show how time is ineluctable. As the popular quote goes – change is the only constant thing in this world. Indeed, nothing is permanent in this world and everything is subject to change, living and non-living things alike. People grow old, living things perish, and non-living things deteriorate over time. It’s the inevitable cycle of life.

Just as people can leave memories and their legacies behind after they’ve passed away, inanimate objects that are worn down by time can also leave their own interesting stories behind. As surviving reminders of the past, they are long-standing mementos that remind us of the invincible force of time. Despite the decrepitude, these things reveal the beauty of their perennial existence that has endured years of human usage, weather, friction, gravity, and the powerful forces of nature.


Things Worn Down Over Time With Fascinating Stories To Tell


“My Great Grandfather’s British Army Issue Pocket Watch Along With The German Bullet That It Stopped In France 1914”

We’ve compiled another list of worn down things with their own amazing stories to tell. And if you want more proofs of how time can change everything, you can check out our previous posts here and here.


“One Of The Oldest ‘Beware Of The Dog’ Signs In The World, Found In Pompeii Ruins, Italy”


“This Sculpture Of Jesus At Abandoned Cemetery In Poland Gets Slowly Absorbed By A Tree. Pictures Taken 12 Years In Between”


“The Walls In This Old Coffeehouse Have Shadows Where People Used To Sit”


“Stairs On The Great Wall Of China. How Many People Do You Think Have Walked On Them?”


“Berlin Wall: Graffiti Spray Paint Layers On A Broken Piece”


“Planting 90,000ish Trees Take A Few Inches Of A Shovel”


“This Piece Of Wall That Got Rounded By The Sea”


“100 Years Ago Someone Lost Their Coin Purse”


“A Graveyard of Red Telephone Boxes Located in the Small Village of Carlton Miniott, in the North of England.”


“Cubic Crystals Growing In Old Play-Doh”


“This Truck In A Tree I Found While Driving Through The Woods”


“Can Someone Give Me A Jump Start? Haven’t Driven This Thing In A While”


“Years Of Boops Have Taken Their Toll On Oden’s Nose”


“My Dogs’ Nerf Frisbee. Still Their Favorite”


“My Rotting Goomba Pumpkin Looks More Like Goomba Now Than It Did When It Was Freshly Carved”


“My Grandfather’s Liberty Dollar He Carried For 50+ Years Because ‘A Man’s Always Gotta Have A Dollar In His Pocket'”


“A Road On My Work Commute Is Eroding And Starting To Expose The Old Cobblestone Street. London”


“Mom Surprised Me With The Brand New Version Of My 27-Year-Old Childhood Stuffed Animal”


“My Mask Filters After One Day Firefighting”


“This Display In Ashmolean Museum Shows How Touching Artwork Affects Material”


“Tree Consuming Children… Sign”


“My ID Left An Impression Of My ID Pic On My Badge Holder”


“The Border Of My Tattoo Turned Into A Stretch Mark During My First Pregnancy, Now It Looks 3D”


“A Coin Taped In My Father’s Baby Book Stayed Clean Under The Tape Only”


“This Old Color Pencil Box After Termites Ate All The Wood”


“This Deteriorating Combination Lock I Found At The Beach”


“Leaf Has Been Sitting On A Fountain For A Long Time”


“I’m A Mailman And I Walk Around 11 Miles A Day. My Old Boots Are From Mid March”


“This Old Copper Crayon Turned Green”


“Burned Out Microwave Bulb Left This Smoke Pattern Inside”


“The Way This Tree Grew Over The Railing”


“‘Biodegradable’ Cups That Were Buried In A Composter For 15 Years. Everything Else Turned To Dirt Except These”


“Holes Worn Into A Tree By Shaolin Monks Over Centuries Of Pressing Their Fingers Into The Bark To Train Their Finger Strength”


“They Served Me Well For 6 Years But It Was Time. $220 Plus A $60 Resole A Couple Years Ago From The Local Cobbler. Looking Forward To Another 6 Years”


“This Perfect Semicircular Mark In The Garden Is Made By A Dog That Has Followed This Path For Years”


“An Old Well In A Village In Permet. It Must Have Taken A Long Time For The Grooves To Appear”


“My Sister Has Kept The Same Koosh Ball Chain On Her Keys Since The Early 90s. What It Is Meant To Look Like vs. What It Actually Looks Like Now”


“When 900 Years Old You Reach, Look As Good You Will Not”


“Years Of Paint Build Up I Chipped Of An Old Trestle At Work”


“This Tree Growing Through An Old Truck”


“My Grandpa’s Old Hammer”


“An Office Computer Mouse That’s Been Clicked To A Mirror Finish”


“Over The Years Shaggy Has Slowly Turned Grey On My Scooby-Doo Mug”


“Knife At My Work That’s Halfway Gone From Sharpening”


“Skateboard Wheels”


“David Blaine’s Hands After Spending 7 Days Underwater”


“A Vending Machine That Time Forgot”


“Roman Clay Tile With Footprint Left By A Toddler As It Dried 2000 Years Ago, Vaison-La-Romaine (Ancient Vasio Vocontiorum)”


“These Bendy Trees I Saw On My Walk This Afternoon”