Inside the Conciergerie

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Daily Photo – Inside the Conciergerie

The French know how to build a beautiful prison! On the downside, it held up to 1,200 prisoners at a time, which sounds more like a French subway.

They don’t like you using tripods in here. I asked if the punishment was to just leave me in the prison while I take the photos. And then, when I stopped using the tripod, they would let me out of prison. This seemed like a pretty good compromise to me, but they did not find it amusing.

Inside the Conciergerie

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-05 16:34:15
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/4.8
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length14mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure Program
  • Exposure Bias

  • susan ratcliff

    Super cool shot – love it – very funny with the prison jokes Trey!

  • MaryBeth Farrell

    you should have offered them a box of the chocolate covered licorice , i bet that would have won them over =)

  • Casper van Zyl

    Hehe!! sounds the way to go,would have loved to seen their expressions on their faces. Sorry what world did you say you are from.hehe!! Looks more like a Cathedral than a prison.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! 🙂

  • hubert maslin

    If you like to trade jokes with security guards or policemen, France is not the right country for you!^^

  • Amazing!

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