Dwight Peck's personal website

Winter 2003-2004

wonderful wintry fun in the country the neo-cons have so far overlooked

Scenic views of the Pré de St-Livres

and the sun stayed out all day long

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.

11 April 2004: The farm of the Pré de St-Livres (1359m). We've walked up from the present snowline on the Route des Montagnes through the forest of the Côte de Bière.

More views from other days

The Glacière de St-Livres (more here)

The very big hole in the ground

The farm seen from the north, near the Glacière

A Green Gate thoughtfully placed above the big gouffre for the convenience of wavering potential suicides.

Lots of icy things hanging down, and a fair ways down the nearer slope, an ancient iron ladder bolted into the rock to assist those who are passing up and down through the abyss on their way to somewhere else.

Seen from up the hill a ways -- there's the iron ladder, below the Green Gate on the far side, leading down into where the underworld beings await.

Nowadays, some years after these photos were taken, there's a viewing platform just above the permanent ice, and information signs near the green gate.

Time to move on.

The farm buildings from the northeast

Looking from the east, towards Mondisé and Correntine. 11 April 2004.
The village of St-Livres is down by the lake, near Aubonne.

The Glacière

Still 11 April 2004, from the south

from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)

Winter 2003-4

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