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    Trey Ratcliff
    Trey Ratcliff
    Trey Ratcliff

    Trey Ratcliff

    a warm-hearted, old-school gentleman explorer with really cool toys. Browncoat. I also am the artist behind StuckInCustoms.com. snapchat/instagram: treyratcliff

    Is it full of real crystal? Yes oh yes. Crazy eh? Only in France would they erect sometime so wonderfully ornate and over-the-top. Has anyone ever seen a timelapse of this thing going up? I’d love to see it. The engineering required must be mind blowing. I’m a big fan of when big engineering projects combine with big art projects. - Paris, France - Photo from #treyratcliff Trey Ratcliff at www.StuckInCustom...

    This whole area in and around La Défense in Paris is an amazing area for photography. Everyone knows that Paris is a delight for artistic reasons, but the area in and around this building is relatively quiet. I didn't really see many other photographers around here, so it was free and easy. I did get in trouble a few times for using a tripod from some security guards. - Paris, France - Photo from #treyratcliff Trey Ratcliff at www.StuckInCustom...

    It's one of my favorite photos from France inside the Sainte Chapelle. When I was there, I managed to sneakily get my tripod into position, much to my wife's chagrin. Oh, and the chagrin of security once they finally discovered my rouse (which is very difficult to hide, btw). Anyway, I got my shots before getting in trouble… - Paris, France - Photo from #treyratcliff Trey Ratcliff at www.StuckInCustom...

    What a crazy night in Paris this was! It was raining all day and totally depressing. Then, magically, at the end of the day, the skies opened up and went silent while every type of cloud and light started to recede. Some very low clouds were drifting by the Eiffel Tower while the lights of the city shone up through them. It was all so overwhelming — I was having so much fun while taking this photo! - Paris, France - Photo from #treyratcliff Trey Ratcliff at www.StuckInCustom...

    No matter how you approach the Louvre it is impressive. The entire building is the Louvre — that pyramid bit is just the entrance. I remember when I was a kid and they built that pyramid bit and how controversial it was. Now I can't imagine this place without it! It would be even better if there was total symmetry with all the interdependent hallways (*ahem*!) - Paris, France - Photo from #treyratcliff Trey Ratcliff at www.StuckInCustom...

    It was a cool morning and not too humid for this part of Guilin, China, which is normally quite miserable. Tom and I walked down here and it was totally empty except for a few wild dogs. After a few moments, a nice Chinese lady came out (her nationality should go without saying) and asked us if we wanted something to eat. That's when it dawned on us these were eatin' boats! - Li River, China - Photo from #treyratcliff Trey Ratcliff at www.StuckInCustom...

    I spent a lot more time on boats this time around in China. Isn't the water a strange color? It's sort of an oily, thick green, isn't it? I don't think it was really dirty with human waste or anything… just a massive amount of silt and organic runoff from this area in the Li Valley. - Li River, China - Photo from #treyratcliff Trey Ratcliff at www.StuckInCustom...

    This guy was so cool. That bird was like is familiar… they go out fishing all the time, so I guess they get to know a lot about one another. And that bird can clearly see that his fisherman human is a total bad ass. If I was that fisherman, I could not even manage to stand up on that bamboo raft… probably I'd be falling in backwards while the bird was pecking my eyes out. - Li River, China - Photo from #treyratcliff Trey Ratcliff at www.StuckInCustom...

    I lost about five pounds in water weight during this shoot! It happened to be an extremely hot day, but I was still in the mood for taking photos. This spot was actually very close to where I was staying in Bang Saray, so it didn’t take too long to get here… I used the extra time to take photos and get more sweaty! - Bang Saray, Thailand - Photo from #treyratcliff Trey Ratcliff at www.StuckInCustom...

    I loved this gal’s super-blonde-with-reddish-highlights-hair (which is rare in Thailand) and those cool tattoos on her back. I saw her kneeling here alone from afar and scurried over quickly to get behind her and take a photo before she moved. - Thailand - Photo from #treyratcliff Trey Ratcliff at www.StuckInCustom...

    Right off the coast of Bang Saray, where I was staying, is an endless supply of really interesting boats. I really know almost nothing about boats, but I never got tired of walking along all the docks and staring out into the sea… also, I noticed, that there never seems to be a bad sunset in Thailand, so it's a winner combination! - Bang Saray, Thailand - Photo from #treyratcliff Trey Ratcliff at www.StuckInCustom...

    Inside the Doge’s Palace. Head over to the blog to see more photos from our time in Venice :) www.stuckincustom... - Venice, Italy

    This is the Hotel O’rologio where we are staying for the next two weeks for the workshop at Carnivale.

    Here’s the Boscolo Venezia where we stayed the first few nights. See what we got up to while here in Venice in the behind the scenes video :) www.stuckincustom... - Venice, Italy

    We've finally reached the end of our adventure around the world here in Venice. Up next is filming some new videos and our photo workshop during Carnival. Check out what we got up to here in Venice over on the blog! www.stuckincustom... A view from the Canals... - Venice, Italy

    Day 30 - The Traveling Circus ends in Venice! Here's the link :) www.stuckincustom... Venice is one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world and I was happy to share it with my family for their first trip there. To get to Venice, we took the direct train from Rome. It was a super-fast train and we got there in only about three hours. -Venice, Italy

    The beautiful colosseum from above during another flight above Rome with the DJI Phantom 3! Editing together Day 30 "The Traveling Circus ends in Venice" right now, keep an eye out! Catch up on the rest of the trip over on the blog :) www.stuckincustom... - Rome, Italy

    Scarlett got a new coat in Rome and she never takes it off. - Rome, Italy

    A Roman villa stands on a hill with the rest of teaming Rome behind it. Day 25 is live over on the blog with more behind the scenes footage of Rome! www.stuckincustom... - Rome, Italy

    Taking a pitstop in our Fiat 500s while exploring the Roman countryside! - Rome, Italy

    Another shot from a quick flight over Rome with the DJI Phantom 3. More photos from Rome over on the Blog :) www.stuckincustom... - Rome, Italy

    With one foot in both countries of Italy and Vatican City :) - Rome, Italy, Vatican City

    Day 16 was our farewell to India and the untimely end to Quada (that's what Scarlett calls the Quadcopter), with a very dramatic splashdown into one of the many canals in Kerala... Head over to the blog to see some of Quada's last flights :) www.stuckincustom...

    Driving into the Roman countryside in our Fiat 500s, and a quick flight with the DJI Phantom 3. You can see more flight footage in Day 25 behind the scenes on the blog :) www.stuckincustom... - Rome, Italy

    The Basilica of Saint Peter is the longest church in the world and you can see the lengths of other churches represented on the floor. - Rome, Italy

    Exploring another room in The Vatican... the new video for day 25 is up on the blog :) www.stuckincustom... - Vatican City

    Back to our adventures in India where we got up at 4 am to watch the sunrise at the southern most tip of India! Head over to the blog to check out all of the photos from day 14 too! www.stuckincustom...

    Stopping during our adventure into the Roman countryside with our Fiat 500s at a Roman aqueduct. - Rome, Italy

    There are thousands of fountains all over Rome where the water is perfectly drinkable – one secret thing many have is if you plug the bottom, the water spurts out a little hole on top . Check out the behind the scenes video over on the blog :) www.stuckincustom... - Rome, Italy

    There are thousands of fountains all over Rome where the water is perfectly drinkable – one secret thing many have is if you plug the bottom, the water spurts out a little hole on top . Check out the behind the scenes video over on the blog :) www.stuckincustom... - Rome, Italy

    While in Rome we took two Fiat 500’s out to explore the Roman countryside...

    Day 25 video is now live! see it over on the blog! Rome, Fiat 500 adventures, and the Holy Catholic Vatican In Rome, we stayed right in the middle of the city at the Boscolo Exedra. It was another great hotel and a fun home base for the whole family. We did a ton of stuff here in the city. We got started with a full tour of Vatican City, which was even more impressive than I anticipated. Mind-blowing really! I’ve been to Rome four times but never visited the Vatican until this time.

    Two ladies go in a different entrance on the left. All of the photos from our big adventure are over on the blog! www.stuckincustom... - Doha, Qatar

    Isabella loves all animals, and she came to visit Jamilla here at the Sharq Village about seven times! - Doha, Qatar

    Scarlett walks through a portal to explore the sea on the other side. Check out the photos from the whole adventure over on the blog! www.stuckincustom...

    This is the beautiful amphitheatre in a place called Katara, which is on the eastern coast of Doha between the West Bay and the Pearl :) - Katara, Doha

    I hope this captures the massive size of the dunes that we slid down then climbed up.... - Doha, Qatar

    This is a place where the falcons, the National Bird of Qatar, would come and perch. Check out the behind the scenes over on the blog :) www.stuckincustom...

    A pair of Muslim women walk home for the evening across the entrance to The Pearl. www.stuckincustom...

    Day 12 we started with the experimental City of Dawn, Auroville and continued on to further temple explorations in Thanjavur and Trichy. With a visit to the Bay of Bengal thrown in the mix as well! See the whole post over on the blog :) www.stuckincustom...

    Here’s one of the three pools from the Sharq Village & Spa that had no sharks, thank goodness. www.stuckincustom... - Doha, Qatar

    An amazing Day 21 of our family trip is live on the blog! Here's the inside of this incredible restaurant we found in the souq called Parisa. www.stuckincustom...

    Going back to Day 10 and the start of our train tour of Southern India. The day was spent Cathedrals in Channai and Shiva Temples in Mahabalipuram! www.stuckincustom...

    The last call to prayer for the evening at a mosque. More photos of Doha on the blog :) www.stuckincustom... - Doha, Qatar

    Back to Day 9 - Our first full day in India! We spent the day exploring Bangalore before we headed off on The Golden Chariot for 10 days on a tour of Southern India... Watch the rest of the days over on the blog! www.stuckincustom... - Bangalore, India

    Photogenic camels in the desert... Head over to the blog to see the rest of the photos from Doha :) www.stuckincustom... - Doha, Qatar