Dwight Peck's personal website

General index

If you, like me and many of our betters, have found this site increasingly unnavigable, here's an index to the major parts of the maze. Click on the thumbnails to proceed.

Leysin, Switzerland

American College

American College of Switzerland

Leysin village & environs

Chalet Pollux

Kids

Alison

Deirdre Peck

Deirdre

Marlowe

Work

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

Torino, Canavese district, Piemonte, Italy, 2019

Northern Wisconsin, USA,
again, 2019

 

The lake in northern
Wisconsin, 2020

 

A little background

Ten Mile Stare

Physiognomy: an essay on faces

Recent events

Winter 2019-2020 Summer 2020
Winter 2018-2019 Summer 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

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, Franche-Comté, France

Domme, Dordogne, France

Domodossola, Italy

Dubuque, Iowa, USA

Erice, Sicily, Italy

Escanaba, Michigan, USA

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

Front Royal, Virginia, USA

Gandria, Ticino, Switzerland

Genoa, Liguria, Italy

Gradara, Marche region, Italy

Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

 

 

Houghton, UP, Michigan, USA

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

Minocqua, Wisconsin

 

 

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, Vaud, Switzerland

Perugia, Umbria, Italy

Pesaro, Marche region, 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

Staunton, Virginia, USA

Strasbourg, France

Syracuse Ortygia, Sicily

Tarquinia, Lazio, Italy

Thonon, France

Thun, Switzerland

Toledo, Spain

Tournon-sur-Rhône, France

 

 

Trani, Puglia, Italy

Trento, northern Italy

Treviso, Veneto region, Italy

Turin, Piemonte, 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

Winchester, Virginia, USA

Winona, Minnesota, USA

Wytheville, VA, USA

Yvoire, France

Zuccarello, Liguria, Italy

 

 

Zürich, Switzerland

 

 
Castles
 

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, Dordogne, 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

Durnstein, Austria

Enna, Castello di Lombardia, Sicily

Erice, Castello di Venre, Sicily

Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland

Este, Castello dei Carraresi, Italy

 

 

 

Fenelon, France

Fénis, Val d'Aosta, Italy

 

 

Ferrara, Castello Estense, 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

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

Chanrion

Iffigenalp

Cabane d'Orny

Plan Nevé

Cabane Rambert

Berghotel Rosenlaui

Pension Sonnenberg

Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II

 

 

Wildhornhütte

 

 

 

 
Other
 

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

Special Features

Limestone holes of the Jura in winter

Holiday hilarity!

Tourist trains of Europe

Farms of the Jura in winter

Little bundles of attitude

Cats with attitude

Swiss towns and villages

Prepare for the worst

Collectibles: odds and ends

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

Castle-Come-Down

Castle-Come-Down
Faith and doubt in Elizabethan England

Derborence

Derborence
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 11 February 2021.


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