Peck's low-res photos
of the Jura in winter
Jura mountains run in a southwest-northeast direction along the border between
France and Switzerland, from Geneva (Genève) to Basel (Bâle), holding at about
1300-1400 meters altitude (4350-4500 feet), and peaking in the range of 1650 meters
(5450 feet). These photos of high alpage farms in winter are mainly from the southwestern
end of that range, between the cities of Geneva and Vallorbe.]
at 1220m altitude in a broad meadow, visible from the lakeside below, along the
farm road between the village of Le Vaud and the Perroude du Vaud farm at the
top of the ridgeline. Seen here, look westward, toward the end of a sunny day,
12 January 2002.
front of the farm overlooking Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), human habitation
on the right, animals' on the left.
front porch, a fine day in January 2002, shutters uncharacteristically open in
west side in declining sunlight.
Geneva in the background, 12 January 2002.
snowy day, 9 April 2004.
the Carte National de la Suisse, 25,000 scale: 1241, Marchairuz
red dot indicates Les Chenevières farm.
The blue dot shows Le Planet farm, above the cliffs
at the top of the ridgeline.
13 December 2009
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 9 February 2002, revised 22 March 2010.