Day 206: Dumbarton to Helensburgh – St Peter’s Seminary

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Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Clyde, Lomond & Leven Court, Dumbarton, Scotland.

Dumbarton Castle, Dumbarton, Scotland.

Private prayer chapels and the teaching block, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Refectory I, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Stairway to the teaching block, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Main block, with terraces of student rooms, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Main block from upper level, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Sanctuary I, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Private prayer chapels, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Stairs in the Halll, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Refectory II, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Library & teaching block, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Mid level aspect of the main Chapel from the refectory, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Stairs from the Hall, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Main chapel, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Student rooms, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Handrail, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Above the Hall, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Convent, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Former bridge between student rooms, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Private prayer chapel, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Sanctuary II, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Above the main chapel, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

Sanctuary III, St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Scotland.

MV Captayannis: a wrecked Sugar Boat that sank in 1974 in fierce storms, near Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

Last light, Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

Glad I’ve been cutting back on the cooked breakfasts recently!

Plan of St Peter’s Seminary. Designed by architects, Gillespie, Kidd & Coia and completed in 1966.

 

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Day 206: Dumbarton to Helensburgh – St Peter’s Seminary”

    • Thank you. I was moved how profoundly good this building is and how strongly that comes across even in its ruined state, so I’m glad the photos convey how I felt being there. Fingers crossed for a miracle to bring it back to life.

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  1. petejohnstone says:

    A bit geeky, but what lens did you use for the stills shots of St Peter’s

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    • Canon 16-35mm f4 L distortion and perspective corrected in Lightroom. If I wasn’t on this trek I’d use a Canon 17mm tilt shift lens in preference.

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  2. David James says:

    I’ve tried to find photos online of the seminary when it was still thriving; the few I’ve found give a glimpse of how great the natural lighting was in the various spaces. Honestly pinterest is making all old photos harder to find online these days. There are many, many more photos of the place in a ruined state. It must have been magnificent in its prime. – D. James

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    • Yes I agree both about the magnificence and Pinterest. Those I’ve found seem to be in the Glasgow School of art archive. I do like the open grid feeling of the ruin though, is like an idea of a building.

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