Dwight Peck's farm photos

Farms of the Jura in winter

The 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.

Les Frasses

This is a collection of low-res photos of farms and other isolated buildings in the Swiss Jura mountains during the winter season. Most of these farms are owned communally, in some sense, by the villages lower down the mountain along Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) in Switzerland and are occupied during the summer months for dairy pasturage.

They are often very beautiful in the summer, especially with all those big cow things all over the place, but in winter these buildings, abandoned throughout the winter, can be magical.

A Southwest to Northeast General Index

The large numbers refer to the areas indicated in the tables above. The blue dot is where Mr Peck used to live, the green dot, where he worked.

The Col du Marchairuz

Petites Chaumilles

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Farms of the Jura in winter

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