New construction in the CBD continues apace. You don't have to walk far within the city proper before you see a building site. This is good news in many ways, of course. But it can also be disconcerting -- even a bit depressing -- because some buildings that held sentimental value are just no more. 

But there are still pockets of Perth that seem untouched. Hopefully they will remain this way for quite some time. 

One example is the corner of Wellington and Pier Streets in the city. On that corner you'll find a collection of army surplus stores. Not sure when they commenced operating but they've certainly been there as long as I can remember. 

I don't know how much longer they're going to stay there. But as long as they remain they are a comforting link with the past.