For a long time when, we drove through the area I would scour the countryside for a hint of its whereabouts. Then two things came to my aid. First, the news that the NVA organisation was planning an event there, and the SatNav installed in our new car.
Armed with this extra information I persuaded MrS to try and find it.
Our first attempt was thwarted by fairly serious "Keep Out" signs at the road end. Undaunted we headed back into the town and approached from a different angle.
This time we were successful and found the remains deep in the woods.
Now MrS is fairly law abiding and I am a bit of a wimp really (and was wearing unsuitable footwear) so we took notice of all the "danger unsafe building" signs and just peered in through the security fence.
It was still quite thrilling. And sad. This huge modern masterpiece decaying among the trees.
This week we got to return for Hinterland.
|last light as we waited to enter|
|light to guide our path|
It was beautiful. Haunting. Music and light. And darkness.
I can't do it justice here; and it ends tomorrow and is sold out, so you can only visit the website. But it's not the ending for St Peter's, NVA have plans for future development.
So this great building can rise again.