Dwight Peck's personal website
wood sculptures of the Jura
the Jura past to life again, and dragonslayers as well
village of St George, and the Col du Marchairuz, and in fact the entire Lake Geneva
region of La Côte are all better off now because of these fantastic pieces
of wood sculpture stuck all over the territory. They brighten you up whenever
you drive or walk past them.
door of the hotel at the Col du Marchairuz,
21 March 2004, with a woodcarved statue ("le Vieux skieur") by the guy
in St. George, Paul Monney, who's done a lot more of them all around the region,
including Charlie Chaplin and St George slaying the dragon.
years later, 5 January 2008, the Old Skier has been joined by somebody else. These
are some of the wood sculptures of the incredible Paul Monney of St.-George, two
of more than 60 works scattered throughout the region (some of them nearly inaccessible
up in the forests).
is "Le Chamois", permanently on the roadside (it's still connected to
the root system) on the tiny road called the Chemin de la Glacière that
leads up from St. George to the cave system called "La
is a brochure about Paul Monney's sculptures and where to find them.
are some unprofessional badly-lit photos taken in the village of St George on
27 January 2008, just to show you what you can see if you drive on up here and
look at them more closely.
George and his dragon, of course
original Charlie Chaplin, with some friends
At Signal de Bougy, February 2010
Auguste Piccard the balloonist
Gazing out over Lake Geneva (Lac Léman)
The road above St-George towards La Glacière
The cabin of the bûcherons, or forestry fellows, on the road to the Glacière above St-George, 13 October 2012.
Kristin and the bûcheron
Another brilliant woodcarving by M. Paul Monney. And a little farther along the same road, near the L'Eau Pendante cliffs . . .
The Story of the Bear in the Marchairuz region. From the journal of Baron Guiguer de Prangins, October 1772, recounting the tale of Jacques, the former shepherd from Prangins, who killed a bear above Saint-George with a bayonnet to the throat. It was gigantic (measurements follow).
Mr Monney's version of it
The bear of Marchairuz
St-George, 13 January 2013
Outside the Restaurant "Au Cavalier", inviting diners to try it out
Le Sapin à Siméon, 30 December 2012
Le Sapin à Siméon, a nature walking area just below the Col du Marchairuz on the Lake Geneva side
M. Monney's wonderful sculptures can be seen all over the La Côte region around St-George
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 29 January 2008, updated 24 February 2013.