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.
Rionde Dessus is perched at 1325m just a few hundred metres up from the Marchairuz-Amburnex-Bassine
The bowl of pastures to the north are extraordinarily beautiful, and one
of the two paths down from the Combe des Begnines marches right through the middle
is the front of it, over the water-catchment thing, late afternoon on a wet and
snowy 9 December 2006.
rainwater off the roof, good idea.
from the south
the front again, the southeast side
at dusk, 9 December 2006
Rionde Dessus, as the rain puts paid to our hopes of improving our farmers' tan.
6 December 2009
from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)
farm of Rionde Dessous (the "lower"
one) is just across the road.
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 9 December 2006, revised 22 October 2014, 18 January 2020.