17 photos that show the impact of time on objects

Comparisons are fascinating and revealing, and the following photos illustrate this perfectly.

Objects show wear and tear over time - there's no mystery about that! However, when we compare them we can really appreciate the striking difference between an old and a new version.

Here are 17 before and after photos that illustrate the impact of time on objects (and a much-loved pet!).

1. A mail carrier's new cap vs one they wore for 5 years

© SpriorNos / Reddit

2.  The difference after it was watered

© ciaraturnerart / Twitter

3. A very used LEGO keyring

© purndou / Reddit

4. Water means life

© Remnarc / Reddit

5. A graffiti-free bamboo stalk

© watercatte / Reddit

6. The difference between 5 weeks as the season changes

© low_bwaaa / Reddit

7. Time to replace the doormat!

© bananabeanbonbon / Reddit

8. From romantic sunset to snowy morning

© Rare4m / Reddit

9. Look how grubby phone protectors can get!

© catemily27 / Reddit

10. A second later, from a different angle

© megcooks / Reddit

11. From grimey and broken to pristine and intact

© mell0_jell0 / Reddit

12. This only took a week or so

© Unknown author / Imgur

13. Farm-fresh vs supermarket-fresh

© Unknown author / Imgur

14. And it still loves crawling around his face!

© Princess_34 / Reddit

15. New vs old skateboard wheel

© nick1341 / Reddit

16. When you take time to perfect your modeling skills!

© RockGamingReal / Reddit

17. After years of cuddles!

© SpaghettiSplinters / Reddit

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