What a wild week, especially the past 24 hours! First off, a behind-the-scenes shot…
… and the final product:
Then suddenly it was November 8th, which meant working in the middle of the night:
Which was fun, especially taking people for a virtual tour of the election party hosted by the US Embassy in Bern:
Less fun was having the party wind down without an official result. US Ambassador to Switzerland Suzi Levine thanked everyone for coming — and especially for voting, regardless of for whom. (She herself got a few write-in votes on the event’s mock ballot sheets!)
The election was called around the time that everyone was clearing out. I interviewed a couple that had been rooting for Hillary Clinton, and I was impressed with how calmly they spoke of President-Elect Donald Trump, despite their dismay.
For me, the highlight of the day was the collaboration with great colleagues both at SWI swissinfo.ch as well as those I met in the event’s media corner. Pleasure working with you all!