Time is the best teacher, critic, and doctor. It is also a harsh cynic and an all-time winner. Even if you think you're winning now, just wait until time turns everything upside down.
Bright Side gathered 22 photos of astounding things that were changed forever by time, although people were involved too.
A Buddhist monk has been praying in the same spot for 20 years.
At first, Hua Chi prayed 2,000-3,000 times a day! As he got older, he cut the number of prayers to 1,000, but even this number amazes us.
Layers of flyers on a pole
The life of a penny
A statue of Juliet in Verona
According to tourists' beliefs, you'll find eternal love if you rub the breast of Juliet's statue in Verona. Numerous love seekers made a real hole in the statue with all their rubbing. The statue had stood in the courtyard since 1972 until 2014 when it was replaced with a replica.
A cup from Burger King that's been used for 20 years alongside a new one
15 years of rust accumulation in a pipe
"When my brother was born 30 years ago, my mother purchased 2 identical teddy bears. The one on the left has been his favorite; the other one has been kept in storage for my brother's first child who was born today."
"500 years of walking up the stairs of the Leaning Tower of Pisa."
A used bundle of notes compared to a new one
The middle seat is rarely used.
It seems guests only cleaned their right foot.
This glasses case has worn out so much that now it looks like bacon.
The carpet hasn't been replaced since the 1970s. Now it shows the shortest way to the fridge.
The worn-out floor in front of the register in a restaurant that opened in 1924
This area of New York was illuminated by work of the coal plants. The houses have been washed, and this is how clean they used to be.
A year of stirring sugar in the cup has created fancy art on the bottom.
A rug in a sunlit room was moved for the first time in 16 years.
This table belongs to domino enthusiasts.
"The marble floor of this bank has been worn down from years of people standing."
Marks on a tetherball pole
A shaving brush that's been used for the past 30 years alongside a new one
This door hasn't always been white.