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31 March 2016

THE ABANDONED ST PETER'S SEMINARY | CARDROSS SCOTLAND

Drone Photograph: Alamy
Tried to get tickets for Hinterland last weekend but it was sold out, the last two days of a run that marked the start of Scotland's Festival Of Architecture 2016. The show was hailed a huge success with lots of great reviews, hence the rush on tickets. 
       
Hinterland was taking place at the abandoned St Peter's Seminary in Cardross, a disused Roman Catholic seminary near Cardross, Argyll & Bute in Scotland. Designed by the firm of Gillespie, Kidd & Coia, it has been described by the international architecture conservation organisation DOCOMOMO as a modern "building of world significance"

 I popped up to Cardross at 6am (my gran lives nearby) & had a wander around the site, or at least what was accessible.



Got in via this bridge...

















 







 St Peter's Seminary is due for refurbishment and a rebuild, hopefully starting later this year...

**BONUS GLASGOW BRUTALIST PHOTOS**

Later in the day I went up to Glasgow to spot a few more Modernist / Brutalist architecture examples...



 





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