Dwight Peck's farm photos

Tearoom de la Plage

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.


The Tearoom is not a farm.

The Tearoom is also not a tearoom. And the plage is not really a beach.

The Tearoom de la Plage is a three-sided barbeque refuge on the bluff, at about 1320m on the farm road to Perroude de Marchissy, offering great views in good weather. Here it is on a blustery 9 April 2004.

The "Tearoom on the Beach", 9 April 2004

A very nicely-got-up picnic shelter with (sometimes) a clear view of the jet d'eau on Lac Léman at the port of Geneva.

The Tearoom in better weather

Ammy (right) schmoozing with Chris and Annette at the Tearoom, August 2001, at a Ramsar Convention on Wetlands environmental picnic.

Ramsar picnic at the Tearoom on the Beach, August 2001.

Here's the tearoom in a bit more snow, 9 February 2003, following Prof Durham's snowshoe assault on the cliffs below.

Here're Profs. Durham and Peck setting out from the Tearoom on still another hapless snowshoe adventure, 3 April 2003.

The pink dot indicates the Tearoom de la Plage (from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)).

Lisa at the tearoom, 2003.

The view from the Tearoom de la Plage (if you pick a bad day)

The Tearoom de la Plage in early April 2008

Lisa at the Tearoom

Lisa heels up, April 2008

The snowless village of Longirod below, and the lake

April 2008


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