About This Project

A seagull trail is a trail in a city where you follow the seagulls and where they’re going- perhaps they’ll lead you somewhere that you’ve never been before. The best times are in the afternoon when it’s primarily bright, and that’s the prime time that the seagulls are looking to find food!

The seagull trail in Liverpool has brought me to the prime location of the Albert Dock, which of course, tourists are heavily populated where they will tend to feed the seagulls. Or perhaps- have something that the seagulls want to steal! I suggest bringing a camera on the trails so that you can take amazing photographs of the seagulls and probably send them as lovely little postcards to people!

So, follow me on my trail as I left my flat at Albert Court on London Road- I proceeded to follow the seagulls heading towards the Walker Art Gallery, where lots of them sat down on the lampposts! They then guided me towards the St. John’s Gardens, full of remembrance flowers for the fallen in our wars (mostly the first and second world war(s))- and much beautiful architecture. Views of the area are stunning, with the grass being nicely cut and the statues imposing themselves upon the garden.

I then followed the seagull trail down through Dale Street and Water Street to the Pier Head- there were many scaffolded buildings that I photographed, thinking they were great for pictures! The sun imposing itself onto the buildings makes the photographs very majestic despite the ugliness of scaffolds. Down at Pier Head was usually busy but even more active with the seagulls, mostly resting like cats. This, paired with the highly bright day, had created a unique photograph- along with the wind, therefore, creating “Contemplating on a Windy Day”.

Then I followed the seagulls further when they took off- over to the Albert Dock and the surrounding area where they’d steal your fish and chips! Seagulls are not that unique at all, but it’s still fun to follow them on a trail- they just prefer to visit populated places just for the food. They’re really not so different from us at all, haha! It was getting dark at the end of my seagull trail, marking the course’s end! I’d recommend making a seagull trail for anyone who hasn’t done one since they’re sometimes very random, and you can unconsciously find the photograph you never knew you’d loved to take!

Here’s the podcast from which this trail was recorded- https://open.spotify.com/episode/3cuasm08HkJcukQRAZisxD?si=U_8_885WQUKZEbCcZWJR_A


by Joshua Norwood


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