Well, there is sand, of course. And both are pretty flat. But Texas has a number of excellent places to buy concrete yard art, such as the one we visited here, and there are several along I-35. What about Cairo? On the road leading up to the Citadel from Coptic Cairo, you will find some of the best concrete mushrooms on earth.
Here are a few - and do notice the camel! Not as exciting, perhaps, as that rooster in Hempstead but interesting.
And there are plenty of columns and ceiling medallions. Almost every home here has several of the medallions.