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.
de Bière Devant
de Bière Devant farm lies at 1520 meters altitude only 500 meters southeast
of Mont de Bière, but two little
ridges rise between them. 16
Slumpy, 22 March 2009
flagpole near Mont de Bière Devant farm, 4 March 2000.
flagpole just east of the farm building, 2 January 2004
flagpole from the south, March 2004
Seen from the little ridge behind the farm house
22 March 2003
The farm at Mont de Bière Devant, 5 April 2010
Mont de Bière Devant
The view of Lausanne (behind the tree on the left) and the far end of Lake Geneva
A very fine bench and table d'orientation, added in 2009
The farm in a fleeting burst of sunlight, April 2010
10 November 2013
from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)
de Bière Devant from Mont de Bière to the northwest, 5 January 2003.
The farm and flagpole lies on the other side of the ridge on the horizon.
flagpole near Mont de Bière Devant from the northeast, 16 February 2003
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 25 February 2001, revised 14 April 2010, 8 September 2014, 21 January 2020.