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Old 16.01.2016, 12:37
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Re: Weather!

No you are not strange. One of the things I so love in winter in the Jura is the light- that very very special night you get with the sun, huge blue skies and that twinkly snow- it is so so special, truly and I am NO photographer (OH is).

This light has in fact influenced the Jura in very profound ways- and was the reason why watch and clock making developed here in the 1700s. Farmers couldn't farm, obviously, in winter due to snow- but their farm were built with at least one large window facing Sout- with the light reflected on snow giving them perfect condition for artisan watch-making. This is how our neighbour (well ex neighbour, that was in 1760s) began his apprenticeship here with his step dad. So interesting how geographical conditions do affect a lot more than we sometimes imagine.
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