First, the Tucson Museum of Art is located on the north side of the downtown. We didn't have time to visit the museum proper, but its courtyard is open to the public and I shot the following couple of pieces during a walk through the courtyard. The first was a very nice bronze of a cowboy on horseback.
I liked better the closer shot that I converted to an intentionally slightly overexposed black and white.
The other two pieces were what appeared to be strange cartoonish zombie cowboys--or something.
Bizarre but I liked them.
I paid a visit to the city's cathedral, which had a traditional exterior. However, the structure is actually quite new and the interior lacked the character I find myself enjoying to photograph. The only shot I retained was of a nice exterior statue. The guy on the bottom looks like a goner.
I stumbled on a large development, including what appeared to be both retail and residential units, just on the south side of the downtown that caught my eye for its dramatic color combinations. Here are a few shots that I took.
Admittedly, this is simply too new to have the character that I was looking for. Maybe in 30 years.
Finally, in the following photo I caught the corner of one of the otherwise nondescript buildings that had a complex facade. I was able to convert the image to a black & white and to turn the sky dark, making for a somewhat interesting if simple abstract.