May 23 2014
Receiving a special request by a German newspaper to shoot the comeback of an injured horse worth 15 million € was already a special start to the day. A last minute call, just as I was packing up to leave the dressage competition meant I wasn't finished just yet. Ending up in waders between sword flags, spotting a flying bittern a few hours later was to be an even more surreal sight few are privileged to behold.
In Limburg -arguably one of the prettiest parts of Belgium- recent efforts have brought back some more water and open, green space, 2 things migrating and nesting birds often thrive on. Such initiatives should be plentiful I believe. Unfortunately, people still spend 15 million on horses and governments believe a 20-something lane highway is a great idea.
On sunday we're having elections in Belgium. I've been assigned by the agency to follow the extreme rightwing party for 2 days. I feel a weekend of nausea coming up.