«Saint Michael!» squeaked, recognaising the bell-tower of Hambourg church. (Luis Sepúlveda)

Why seagulls?

I haved always loved “The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly” and the author, Luis Sepúlveda.

I have been on Saint Michael bell-tower in Hambourg: the perfect place to learn how to fly.

During 2020 lockdown, I had the honour to observe the birth of three small seagulls, following their growth till the day when they learnt to fly. As Luis Sepúlveda did, in the same year.

Here I honour all these coincidences with seagulls pictures (all by Unsplash) and with all quotes from the story of Lucky seagull written by Sepúlveda.