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.
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.
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.