Hehe Timo, great quartet - really "gang members", and in the same place (by the way as far as I remember there are always a lot of seagulls). Good capture, congrats! Best regards, Jurgis
Thanx again, Jurgis. Actually the gulls of this market place are nowadays seen also to be a problem: they are numerous, quite agressive and have little fear to humans. The problems have still not reached the Hitchcockian level, but there are even videos captured when a gull is stealing a pizza from a lady's hands there :) The city of Helsinki has considered even killing some of those gulls but it would be a quite hard task in such a popular place, and there would always be new ones to replace the fallen comrads .. BR, Timo
Salve Timo! Забавно, что при таком небольшом расстоянии между Питером и Хельсинки, птицы ведут себя по разному. Казарки, например вообще не гнездятся в Питере. Воробьи и то в Хельсинки намного смелее наших. У моей жены чайка на "Рыночной площади" пыталась стащить мороженное прямо из рук, это было забавно и весело. Мы теперь всегда покупаем мороженное только там, но увы этот номер больше не повторяется. А когда приезжаешь в Хельсинки, крики чаек успокаивают нервы.
P.S. Пиццу конечно жалко
Hi joutsen, I was able to reply your text only now, after getting a friendly translation help: it is interesting to read about the differencies with the gulls in our cities. Actually, if the cities would be even a bit more closely situated, i could still think the same gull first having had a pizza lunch in Helsinki and after that an ice-cream dessert in Saint Petersburg..Timo
They are on the top of the world!:)
"we are singing in the sky"...
Thank you Elizabete, for all this friendly attention :)) Timo
Very nice shot and your sense of humor!
Timo, you find very interesting views. Thank you. As the eagle is two-headed I may imagine that it stays from the pre-revolutionary (in Russia) time and represents the Russian emblem. I think, the gulls are more peaceful. Olga
Thank you, Annushka and Olga for your interest. Olga: Yes, this statue is connected to Romanov family, one of the remainders of the Russian governance here between 1809-1917..
like3 and many greetings from greece,haralampos.
Good spot and nice photo.
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