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

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Les Frasses farm on a blustery cold day, 16 December 2000. Les Frasses lies at 1244 meters on the summer mountain road leading from the village of Longirod up to the Crêt de la Neuve.

2 February 2003

February 2003, with Geneva in the background

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Les Frasses lies at the foot of the 1300m wall that runs all along the Lake Geneva side of the Jura mountains between Marchairuz and Le Planet overlooking St. Cergue. This is on a grey 12 February 2006.

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12 February 2006

26 January 2014

from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)

Fuel tank at Les Frasses

11 February 2017

The name seems to have something to do with a place for harvesting ash trees; there's another of the same name above Bassins about 5km to the southwest.

A badly worn Swiss national flag

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Farms of the Jura in winter

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