Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)


Visting Assisi

I am slowly, but surely, recovering from my recent trip to Italy. The plane trip over was brutal, about 24 hours without sleep and delays in airports. So, when we got there, the body/system was shot and my wife and I both had nasty colds off and on. The trip back was the same.

That said, we did make the best of it. I have not had time to do much with photos from the trip as of this point. However, this is a photo I had on file from my visit to Assisi. It gives a nice perspective as the size and grandeur of the site. The photo comes complete with a working monk.


 Thanks for stopping by,

Steven L. Smith




Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 9 commentsSteven L. Smith • October 28 2010 11:37AM



Sorry to hear about your travel issues.

My husband travels frequently and always come back with a cold!

Feel better!

Posted by Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS, 'Helping You Make the Best Move" (ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group) over 9 years ago

Hey Steve-----nice handrail:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Steve what's the red thing behind the monk? A phone booth?

Charlie that's a Roman railing.


Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) over 9 years ago


I was so afraid of the handrail, per Charlie, that I did not go down there. I do not recall seeing those elsewhere and really do not know what it is.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Hey Steve-----nice steps:)

James, a photo booth for skinny tourists that doubles as a portable air pump for bicycle tires. On Sundays it issues passports.

Posted by Kate Kate over 9 years ago

Nice. I would love to be able to take a vacation to Italy. I'm sure you have taken a boat load of pictures...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Wow, how often do you see a monk working the Red Box movie rental booth at the chapel in Assisi?  Great shot!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago

Steve, isn't Saint Francis Nuty's patron saint?  Too bad he had to stay behind and bind the store!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (Redfin) over 9 years ago


Great shot. I am with you on the travel. My last trip back from Berlin I was traveling for 26hrs. It was brutal. Will never travel certain airlines again.

Posted by Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC (NCW Home Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago