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A man smoking outside Seattle City Hall and an interesting alignment of building elements caught my eye. Are you a fan of contemporary architecture, or do your tastes run more toward the aesthetics of other eras? Has your city or state or country banned smoking indoors? It was always a shock to the eyes and nose when we traveled from our home in San Francisco where smoking indoors had been banned since the 80s and arrived at destinations where it was not. That has slowly changed. Even Paris has adopted a restaurant smoking ban now. Smoking in office buildings was banned in Seattle long ago, but a Washington ordinance banning smoking in restaurants and bars only took effect here in 2006. Seattle smokers seem to have adjusted to the restrictions despite the inconvenience of having to brave the elements for a smoke break outdoors in the harsher months.