Peck's farm photos
of the Jura in winter
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 de Rolle
Up to the farm of Petit Pré de Rolle, at 1382m. 11 April 2009.
Once again, we have to walk all round the building, Fujifilming like paparazzi for our Farms of the Jura series. It's like hiking in epicycles.
views . . . .
farm at Petit Prés de Rolle (1382
meters altitude) is a fairly small complex of meadows lying about one kilometer
southwest of the large meadow system of Pré de Rolle, on the road to the Col du
Marchairuz. Access in summer is provided by a one-lane road up from the village
of Longirod. 2 February 2003
2002, seen from the west.
afternoon at Petit Pré de Rolle, 17 March 2002
from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)
drama at the Petit Pré de Rolle, 3 April 2003
A nearly snowless 23 January 2011
A portrait of the photographer (lower left)
The view, Dents du Midi, 23 January 2011
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 26 February 2001, revised 6 May 2009, 10 September 2014, 18 January 2020.