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Centuries Worth of History Are Etched Into These Objects

 “The days are long, but the years are short,” is one of those sayings that exemplifies the strange property of time to be both invisible and transient. Indeed, it is not uncommon for people to become so preoccupied with everyday tasks and troubles that they lose the sense of time and let months of their lives slip through their fingers. Nothing helps to be more grounded than seeing the effect of time on familiar items and places.
But even if you don’t intend to view the passage of time from a philosophical angle, it’s definitely neat to see firsthand what a few decades or centuries can do to nature or manmade objects. These pictures will take you on a journey through time.

1. "My great grandfather's British Army issue pocket watch along with the German bullet that it stopped in France in 1914."

Old Objects My great grandfather's British Army issue pocket watch along with the German bullet that it stopped in France 1914.
Image Source: Reddit

2. The stairs on the Great Wall of China. What do you think, how many people walked this path?

Old Objects The stairs on the Great Wall of China.
Image Source: Reddit

3. The Trinity Abbey in Vendôme, France, mid-cleaning. It was founded as a monastery in 1035. 

4. This is the oldest "Beware of the Dog" sign in the world. The picture was taken in the House of the Tragic Poet, at the ruins of the Ancient Roman city of Pompeii.

Old Objects beware of the Dog sign
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

5. You can tell that this forest road in France was in use for centuries. 

Old Objects forest road in France
Image Source: Reddit

6. "Holes worn into a tree by Shaolin Monks over centuries of pressing their fingers into the bark to train their finger strength."

7. This car is now part of the forest.

Old Objects forest car
Image Source: Reddit

8. Even rocks don't live forever.

Old Objects rocks
Image Source: Boredpanda

9. This is a piece of the Berlin wall. Note the layers and layers of spray paint.

Old Objects Berlin wall
Image Source: Reddit

10. A well-worn piano.

Old Objects A well-worn piano.
Image Source: Reddit

11. "This tree is holding up stones from a collapsed wall."

12. This chain was attached to help hikers get through a dangerous part of Angel's Landing hike at Zion National Park. So many people have held onto the chain that it made a dent in the rock.

Old Objects Angel's Landing hike at Zion National Park
Image Source: Reddit

13. "My grandfather's Liberty Dollar he carried for 50+ years because "a man's always gotta have a dollar in his pocket." Took a few attempts to get it, but you can still make out Lady Liberty."

Old Objects Liberty Dollar
Image Source: Reddit

14. "A cemetery of telephone booths in the UK."

Old Objects cemetery of telephone booths
Image Source: Boredpanda

15. This sculpture of Jesus at an abandoned cemetery in Poland is being slowly absorbed by a tree.

Old Objects sculpture of Jesus at an abandoned cemetery in Poland
Image Source: Reddit

16. These two cars left in the woods in Japan, they're barely visible today.

Old Objects two cars left in the woods in Japan
Image Source: Boredpanda

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