We had this pinned for a long time after seeing on the 'buildings at risk' page and it was exciting to see it on Facebook earlier in the year and match the two together. It distinctly reminded me of St Joseph's Seminary, one of my favourite abandoned places in the country, making it a must visit. In Dumfries a week later, a decent bordering system of barbed wire fences surrounds the property as well as numerous CCTV cameras. However, despite the unexpected difficulty, we eventually found a way inside and went top to bottom to enhance the chance of setting off a sensor later than earlier. This worked and despite someone suddenly parking on the convent's land and wandering inside for 10 minutes, we managed to successfully remain undetected until triggering the alarm late on, when we had enough time to finish off and leave. Visited with @jtza and @DustySensorPhotography .
Didn't get any externals for some reason. A shot looking across from the chapel side of the orphanage.
Empty corridors and rooms starting from the top floor, in order of taken.
A huge window with a size comparison. With the building raised on a hill, from every angle, you had great views of surrounding Dumfries.
Another corridor, with ornate, glass arches.
Looking back towards the chapel from a little bit lower down.
Games room. Here, we worked out the power functioned.
Loved the old architecture in this section. The wooden beams and minimal decay was just excellent.
Inside the church. I didn't get a shot of the smaller one, due to the pressures of the alarm, but it was nowhere near as impressive.
The stained glass was completely intact.
A few shots from the lower floor, but not too many as we were rushing to exit!
That's all for the images.
Here is the link to our documentary styled video filmed at this location. We cover the building's past, present and future through cinematics and narration: