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.

La Goncerue

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La Goncerue farm on a blustery cold day, 16 December 2000. Though at only 1056 meters altitude, La Goncerue is quite isolated, lying halfway between the mountain roads leading up from the villages of Marchissy and Longirod. (We took this camera up to the déchetterie the next day and gave it a hasty burial.)

January 2003

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Approaching Goncerue from out of the forests below, 13 February 2005.

13 February 2005

From the northeast, February 2005

6 March 2005

From the south, later in the day, 6 March 2005

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

18 January 2014

January 2014

26 January 2014

11 February 2017

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Farms of the Jura in winter

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