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.

Pré aux Veaux

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The farm at Pré aux Veax at 1341m altitude in the first decent snowfall of the year, 9 December 2006. The mountains are invisible in the background.

This is seen from the road in, to the southeast.

And this is from the northeast.

It's nearly nightfall, 9 December 2006, so the photos have a kind of bleak, harsh tone to them.

The residential part, with a note from the family that's here in the summer welcoming visitors and applauding the tranquillity of the pastures.

And a poster on the door reminds us that this is part of the Parc Jurassien Vaudois, a protected area.

The southeast-facing front of the farm at Pré aux Veaux, 9 December 2006

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Former President J. Pirri approaches the farm of Pré aux Veaux on a rainy 14 April 2002, bound for the ridgeline of the Jura on the horizon.

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Farms of the Jura in winter

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