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.