Dwight Peck's personal Web site

General index

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Leysin, Switzerland

American College

American College of Switzerland

Leysin village & environs

Chalet Pollux



Deirdre Peck




American College

American College of Switzerland

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

American Library of Geneva

Ramsar COP8, Spain, 2002

Ramsar COP9, Uganda, 2005

COP10, South Korea, 2008

Standing Comm., Georgia, 2010

Ramsar COP11, Romania, 2012

Ramsar COP12, Uruguay, 2015

Various Travels

Travels Index

Tunisia 1981

Scotland 1983

Turkey 1987

Scotland 1985, 1988, 1990

New Mexico 1997

Québec on a bicycle, 2001

Vienna, Austria, 2003

Gran Paradiso, Italy, 2003

Devon & Cornwall 2003

Olympic NP, Washington, 2004

Devon & Cornwall 2004

Vanoise NP, France, 2005

Uganda's Mabamba Bay 2005

Newport, Rhode Island, 2005

Devon & Cornwall 2006

Newfoundland 2006

Rome, Italy, 2006

Cinque Terre, Italy, 2007

Northern Ireland 2007

Maine, USA, 2007

Corsica hikes 2007

Back to Rome 2008

Bernese Oberland 2008

Southwestern France 2008

Southwestern France 2009

Wisconsin, USA, 2009

Cornwall and Devon 2009

Northern Corsica 2009

Rome 2010

Georgia 2010

Venice region 2010

Wisconsin USA 2010

Naples and Amalfi coast 2010

Florence, Pisa, Mantua, 2011

Wisconsin USA 2011

Southern Italy 2011

Northern Italy 2011

Andalucia, Southern Spain, 2011

Genoa region, Italy, 2012

Chartres, Le Mans 2012

Wisconsin USA 2012

Toledo & Madrid 2012

Sicily 2012

Ferrara & Ravenna 2013

Wisconsin USA 2013

Trento & Brescia 2013

Bologna & Modena 2014

Northern Wisconsin 2014

Aosta & the Valpelline 2014

Piemonte & Tuscany 2014

Southern France 2014

Southern Tuscany 2015

Montevideo, Uruguay 2015

Northern Wisconsin 2015

Umbria & Marche, Italy 2015

Fort Bard & Turin, Italy 2015

Parma & Emilia Romagna 2016

Sirmione, Verona, Vicenza 2016

Northern Wisconsin 2016

Viterbo, Orvieto, & Lazio, 2016

Treviso, Padua in Veneto, 2017

Southern Veneto, Italy, 2017

Northern Wisconsin 2017

Lisbon, Portugal, 2017

San Marino & Romagna 2017

Lodi & Lombardy sights 2018

Langhe region, Piemonte, Italy, 2018

Northern Wisconsin
and Virginia 2018


Bobbio, Mondovì in Piemonte,
Italy, 2018


A little background

Ten Mile Stare

Physiognomy: an essay on faces

Recent events

Winter 2018-2019  
Winter 2017-2018 Summer 2018
Winter 2016-2017 Summer 2017
Winter 2015-2016 Summer 2016
Winter 2014-2015 Summer 2015
Winter 2013-2014 Summer 2014
Winter 2012-2013 Summer 2013
Winter 2011-2012 Summer 2012
Winter 2010-2011 Summer 2011

Winter 2009-2010

Summer 2010

Winter 2008-2009

Summer 2009

Winter 2007-2008

Summer 2008

Winter 2006-2007

Summer 2007

Winter 2005-2006

Summer 2006

Winter 2004-2005

Summer 2005

Winter 2003-2004

Summer 2004

Winter 2002-2003

Summer 2003

Winter 2001-2002

Summer 2002

Winter 2000-2001

Summer 2001

Much Better Than Average Places

Towns and Cities

Acqui Terme, Piemonte, Italy

Agde, southern France

Agliè, Piemonte, Italy

Agrigento, Sicily

Aigle, Vaud, Switzerland



Aigues Mortes, France

Alba, Piemonte, Italy

Albenga, Liguria, Italy

Alcala la Real, Spain

Alhama de Granada, Spain

Allaman, Vaud, Switzerland

Altamura, Apulia, Italy

Amalfi, Italy

Aosta, Piedmont, Italy

Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

Arles, southern France

Arquà Petrarca, Italy

Asolo, Veneto region, Italy

Assisi, Umbria, Italy

Asti, Piedmont, Italy

Aubonne, Vaud, Switzerland

Avenches, Switzerland

Bard, Val d'Aosta, Italy

Bari, Apulia, Italy

Barletta, Apulia, Italy

Bassano del Grappa, Italy

Bassins, Vaud, Switzerland

Bastia Mondovì & the frescoes


Bastia, Corsica, France

Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy

Bertinoro, Forlì, Italy

Besançon, Franche-Comté, France

Béziers, southern France

Biella, Piemonte, Italy

Bobbio, Emila-Romagna, Italy

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Bolsena, Lazio, Italy

Bolzano, northern Italy

Brescia, Lombardy, Italy

Brisighella, Emila-Romagna, Italy

Brugnello, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Bucharest, Romania

Bulle, Fribourg, Switzerland

Calci, Tuscany, Italy

Calvi, Corsica, France

Cannobio and Lago Maggiore

Capri, Italy

Carcassonne, southwest France

Casale Monferrato, Piemonte, Italy

Castelfranco Veneto, Italy

Castiglione del Lago, Italy

Castiglione Olona, Lombardy, Italy

Cefalù, Sicily, Italy

Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Chambéry, France

Changwon, South Korea

Chartres, France

Cittadella, Veneto, Italy

Civita Bagnoregio, Italy

Colmar, Alsace, France

Comacchio, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Como, Lombardy, Italy

Conques, southern France

Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain

Corte, Corsica, France

Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

La Couvertoirade, France

Crema, Lombardy, Italy

Cremona, Lombardy, Italy

Cuneo, southern Piemonte, Italy


Dijon, France


Domodossola, Italy

Dubuque, Iowa, USA

Erice, Sicily, Italy

Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland

Este, Veneto, Italy

Exeter, Devon, UK

Fano, Marche region, Italy

Féchy, Vaud, Switzerland

Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Rocca di Forlimpopoli, Italy

Fossano, Piemonte, Italy

Fribourg, Switzerland

Gandria, Ticino, Switzerland


Genoa, Liguria, Italy

Gradara, Marche region, Italy

Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

Istanbul, Turkey

Ivrea, Piemonte, Italy

Kobuleti, Georgia

Le Landeron, Switzerland

Le Mans, France

Lecce, Apulia, Italy

Lerici, Liguria, Italy

Lisbon, Portugal

Locarno, Ticino, Switzerland

Lodi, Lombardy, Italy

Longiano, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Lu Monferrato, Piemonte, Italy


Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

Lucerne, Switzerland

Lyon, France

Mantua, Lombardy, Italy

Matera, Basilicata, Italy

Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Italy

Meyrueis, France

Milan, Italy 2011

Milan, Italy 2018

Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Mondovì, Piemonte, Italy

Monselice, Veneto, Italy

Montagnana, Veneto, Italy

Montelimar, France

Montevideo, Uruguay

Montpellier, France

Morat (Murten), Switzerland

Morges, Switzerland

Naples, Italy

Novara, northern Italy

Nyon, Vaud, Switzerland

Ollon, Switzerland

Nîmes, southern France

Omegna, Italy

Oradour-sur-Glane, France

Orange, France

Orta San Giulio, Italy

Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

Ostia Antica, Lazio, Italy

Ostuni, southern Italy

Otranto, Apulia, Italy

Padua, Veneto region, Italy

Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Paris (Louvre)


Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Pavia, Lombardy, Italy

Périgueux, France

Perroy, Switzerland


Pesaro, Marche region, Italy


Perugia, Umbria, Italy

Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Piazza Armerina, Sicily

Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy

Poppi, Tuscany, Italy

Prague, Czech Republic

Prato, Tuscany, Italy

Ragusa, Sicily, Italy

Ravello, Italy

Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Riva del Garda, Italy


Rocamadour, France

Rolle, Switzerland

Romainmôtier, Switzerland

Rome, Italy

St-Céré, France

Sainte-Énimie, France

St-Flour, France

St-Prex, Switzerland

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France

Salers, France

Saló, northern Italy

Saluzzo, Piemonte, Italy

San Gimignano, Italy

San Leo, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


San Marino

Sarlat, France

Sarzana, Liguria, Italy

Savigliano, Piemonte, Italy

Savona, Liguria, Italy

Scicli, Sicily, Italy

Sestri Levante & Cinque Terre, Italy

Sète, southern France

Settimo Vittone, Italy

Sevilla, Spain

Siena, Tuscany, Italy

Sintra, Portugal

Sirmione, Lombardy, Italy


Staffarda Abbey, Piedmont, Italy

Strasbourg, France

Syracuse Ortygia, Sicily

Tarquinia, Lazio, Italy

Thonon, France

Thun, Switzerland

Toledo, Spain

Turin, Piemonte, Italy

Tournon-sur-Rhône, France

Trani, Puglia, Italy


Trento, northern Italy

Treviso, Veneto region, Italy



Urbino, Marche region, Italy

Venice, Italy

Verbania, Piemonte, Italy

Vercelli, Piemonte, Italy

Vers l'Eglise near Diablerets

Verona, Veneto, Italy

Vicenza, Veneto, Italy

Vicoforte Sanctuary, Piedmont

Vienna & Durnstein, Austria

Vignale Monferrato, Italy

Villeneuve, Switzerland

Viterbo, Lazio, Italy

Vogogna, Piemonte, Italy

Volterra, Tuscany, Italy

Wells, Somerset, England

Yvoire, France

Zuccarello, Liguria, Italy


Zürich, Switzerland


Acqui Terme, Castello Paleologi

Alcalá la Real, Spain

Allaman, Switzerland


Château d'Anjony, France

Fort Bard, Val d'Aosta, Italy

Castello Falletti di Barolo, Piemonte

Beynac, France

Bobbio, Castello Malaspina, Italy


Bolsena, Castello Monaldeschi

Bourdeilles, France


Bracciano, Castello Orsini, Italy

Brescia, Italy

Brisighella, Rocca Manfrediana, Italy

British castles


Caprarola, Villa Farnese, Italy


Carcassonne, Château Comtal

Cardiff Castle, Wales

Carimate, Italy

Castel del Monte, Italy

Château de Castelnau-Bretenoux, France

Château de Castelnaud, France


Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena, Liguria, Italy

Castiglione del Lago, Italy


Castello del Catajo, nr. Padua, Italy

Château de Chillon, Switzerland


Córdoba, Alcázar, Spain


Corte, Corsica

Doe Castle, Donegal, Ireland

Dunluce, Northern Ireland

Enna, Castello di Lombardia, Sicily

Erice, Castello di Venre, Sicily

Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland

Este, Castello dei Carraresi, Italy


Ferrara, Castello Estense, Italy



Fenelon, France

Fénis, Val d'Aosta, Italy

Forlimpopoli, Italy

Fossano, Castello degli Acaja, Italy

Gradara, Marche region, Italy

Granada, Alcazaba, Spain

Grandson, Switzerland

Grinzane Cavour, Langhe region

Gruyères, Switzerland

Château de Joux, France

Castelli Tapparelli di Lagnasco

Castello di Lerici, Italy

Longiano, Castello Malatestiano

Castello della Manta, nr. Saluzzo

Melfi, Italy

Milan, Castello Sforzesco, Italy

Monselice, Castello Ezzolino, Italy

Montagnana, Rocca degli Alberi, Veneto

Château de Montal, France

Castello Roero di Monticello d'Alba


Nyon, Switzerland

Otranto, Italy

Pesaro, Rocca Costanza, Italy

Peyrepertuse, SW France

Castello di Poppi, Italy

Rimini, Castel Sismondo, Italy

Castello di Roddi, Piemonte

St Mawes, Cornwall

Rocca di San Leo, Marche, Italy

San Marino, Torre Cesta

Pyrgi, Castello di Santa Severa

La Sarraz, Switzerland

Fortezze di Sarzanello, Italy

Savona, Priamar Fortress, Italy

Serralunga d'Alba, Langhe area

Sevilla, Alcázar, Spain

Sirmione, Castello Scaligero, Italy

Soave, Castello Scaligero, Italy

Spiez, Switzerland

Syracuse, Maniace Castle, Sicily

Trani, Apulia, Italy

Trento, northern Italy

Castello di Valbona, Italy

Venosa, Basilicata, Italy

Verona, Castello Scaligero, Italy

Château de la Vigne, France

Vogogna, Piemonte, Italy


Castello di Zuccarello, Liguria, Italy



Cabanes, Huts, and Berghotels


Cabane de Carroz



Cabane d'Orny

Plan Nevé

Cabane Rambert

Berghotel Rosenlaui

Pension Sonnenberg

Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II





Grottes de Naye

Trient Glacier

Grottes de Vallorbe

Grotte à Chenuz


Col du Marchairuz

Mountain stuff

Index of photo essays of the Jura, the Préalps, and other mountains

Some long Alpine walks

The High Route à pied

Swiss Alpine Pass Route

A walk to Italy and back

Deirdre's cross-Suisse hike, 1982


Hikes in Gran Paradiso, 2003

Index of photos of snowcaving and camping in Switzerland

Index of snowshoeing pix

Extraordinary Features

Limestone holes of the Jura in winter

Holiday hilarity!

Tourist trains of Europe

Farms of the Jura in winter

Anthills of the Jura

Forest refuges of the Jura

Steamships of Lake Geneva

Running wherever

World records in relays of the previous century

Monster running routes in the Swiss Alps

Large stories


Faith and doubt in Elizabethan England


Back from the dead in 18th century Switzerland

Bibliography (Trail of Blood)

List of scholarly writings, mainly on the 16th century, some reprinted here.

Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, . All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 8 February 2003, last revised 7 January 2019.

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