Rewards at 5AM by Agnes Thor in Örebro, Sweden

I had to be up at 5 am to drop a beloved visitor off at the train-station, on the drive back the sun was coming up through the mist that still lingered from the night and I met these horses on the fields close to my home.

Name:Agnes Thor

Place you live: Brooklyn, New York

Place your photo was taken: The photo was taken in the garden of my childhood home in Örebro, Sweden, a place I often return to for photographs and vacation. The house is just outside the city, yet very secluded and surrounded by fields, forests and with a stream running by.

Can you sum up Brooklyn? Brooklyn is like a much bigger version of my hometown, they’re both friendly, easy to bike around and I have a lot of friends close by.

Occupation: Photographer

Preoccupation: Hiking, Cooking, Reading, Biking.

A perfect day in Örebro? In Örebro the best thing is to bike around. A perfect day would be biking to the nature reserves in the east or west and go for a walk or swim, there are lakes and rivers in both direction, then coming home at night, have a barbecue in someones garden, drink a glass of wine and talk all night with friends or family.

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Go to my favorite café – Fröken Brogrens, that is just by the train-station.

A perfect meal in Örebro? Breakfast in my dad’s kitchen in the summer, with newly picked raspberries, yogurt and fresh honey from the beekeper who works in the backyard.

What is the best thing about your spot? It’s close to nature and close to the town at the same time.

What is the worst? It’s really far away from the US.

A little known fact about where you live? This is probably a well known fact, but we have a water-tower in the shape of a big mushroom and there’s a castle in the city center that has been there since the 14th century.

Where is your favorite place in the world? Abisko National Park in the north of Sweden.