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.

Mondion

4 January 2003

Mondion lies at 1270 meters altitude along the broad pastures on the balcony under Mont Pelé and Mont Sala to the northwest and the descent towards Bassins and eventually Lac Léman to the southeast.

Mondion, 19 March 2006

From the southwest

And from the northeast, 19 March 2006

Looking west, with Mont Pélé on the horizon, 19 March 2006

23 November 2008

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

Seen from the forest to the south, with a zoom lens, 31 December 2010

The same, with a little less zoom


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Farms of the Jura in winter


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