Dwight Peck's personal website
The neighborhood of Ollon
Scenes from some local walks in July 2014
A collection of images from the neighborhood of Ollon, Switzerland, during infrequent breaks in the generally nasty early-July weather
You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.
To Antagnes, 1 July 2014
Leaving Ollon out the Chemin de la Roche
Looking back at Ollon from the vineyards to the south of town
The Rhône valley, looking towards Monthey
The hamlet of Antagnes, at the little track down through the vineyards to Villy (the Chemin de l'Arzillier)
Along the ruelle du Four à Pains
Continuing towards downtown Antagnes
Farther along le "Plat d'Antagnes"
The centre of Antagnes, more or less, where the Plat d'Antagnes joins the Route du Pissot
Looking down at the vintner, the Domaine de l'Abbaye de Salaz
Back past the bread oven
Lower Ollon, looking towards Lake Geneva (Lac Léman)
Playing chicken: a tractor and a bus full of vineyard workers
Re-entering Ollon on the Chemin de la Roche
Up to the town square
To Villy, 3 July 2014
Down En Picherex road into the upper part of Ollon's southern suburb of Villy
The Abbaye de Salaz, which a few days ago we saw from above
A nearby farm
The same farm, at 469m
An intersection of farm roads at La Condémine (the common name comes from low Latin for shared property, usually between two lords or a lord and a churchman, as in "condominium": from Henry Suter)
Ollon in the distance
Ollon somewhat closer
Entering lower Villy (411m)
An Intersection: the Route de Salaz meets the Route de Palud and the Rue du Village, and continues as the Route d'Ollon.
Traffic giratoire on the main road between Monthey and Ollon
Ollon centre up the hill
A passing ostrich
The Rue de la Tour up into Ollon, in the neighborhood called En Burlatex
Along the Rue de la Tour
And up to the centre of town
Near Panex, 13 July 2014
A shed (825m) on Le Bondet creek, in Le Marais valley below Panex, Switzerland
A few kilometres south on a forest road through the Bois de Confrêne, we meet the Sentier du Sel and turn back up it to the north.
The Sentier du Sel, an educational hiking trail from near the famous salt mines of Bex up into the forest where from the 15th century miners brought low-grade salt down out of the mountains
Salt mining: an ecological menace
Mountain bike tracks on the muddy trail
Out of the forest
We have to eat salt!
Onto the pasture of Monacerna
The ski resort of Leysin across the ravine of the Grande Eau
A farm building in the Monacerna meadow
The next pasture over, a farm building with tepee
A look back at both of them
The road out
A passing donkey
A path down from Panex towards the car
The tepee across the ravine
Dieter VW waiting patiently
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