Expresses the concept of 'despite' or 'even though'.
Verb-てform + いる + ところを, Noun + の + ところを, い-Adjective + ところを, な-Adjective + な + ところを
The ～ところを grammar point is used to indicate an action or state that contrasts with what follows. It translates as 'despite' or 'even though'. It is often used to express surprise, disappointment or criticism about the situation. It is followed by what actually happened, often contrary to what one expected.