I went on a trip to Galveston and then Corpus (water, water, water) and realized I hadn't packed a tie to don during my speech. Approaching town, I thought "Hey, I'll stop in at the art museum and pick up a tie and lunch there!" Unfortunately, they had no ties ("We used to carry them!"), but whilst they looked I flipped through a small book about the architect Philip Johnson and came upon a photo of a building we recently saw (and photographed) in Denver. It's actually a parking garage. I'm kinda fascinated by parking garage aesthetics. How do you design a good looking garage? Johnson nailed it.
No ties in downtown Corpus Christi, either. Had to drive 20 minutes to the burbs.