Paris Photo VIP Lounge

Paris Photo at the Grand Palais

Paris Photo au Grand Palais

La Photographie en grand : Grands formats, grands prix, grand nombre de visiteurs - grand espace VIP

I am not going to comment on the photographs on show, the choice was just too overwhelming. (Have a look for yourselves here if you did not have the chance to attend.) Nor am I attempting to give you an impression of the atmosphere, since this is not a photojournalistic blog - and since I thought I had to give up my camera backpack at the cloakroom. (I saw quite a few people afterwards that had kept their's, but just looking at them after a few hours made my back hurt.) So I only had my new smartphone to take a few pictures, as a test so to speak.

I found the entrance to the VIP lounge just as impressive as a lot of the prices.

Paris Photo VIP Lounge

The exit with the red carpet seemingly leading to the Petit Palais was quite impressive as well.

Paris Photo Red Carpet

Leaving after a few hours, I was only a shadow of myself.


Revived after a few hours on the train, I was able to capture this impression of the building of the Communauté d'Agglomération Toulon Provence Méditerranée, still with the phone, before being picked up for the final leg of the journey home.

Communauté d'agglomération Toulon