I recently discovered the photography of Stephen Cysewski. The more I look at his photos, the more I’m surprised that I only just learned his name. He’s been taking photos of Tacoma since the 1970s. And though they are often photos of places I’ve walked by a thousand times, I’m not sure I really saw the beauty of those places until I saw them through the lens of Stephen Cysewski.
Luckily, he’s chosen to share those images with us. wanderingintacoma.com is one of his many photography websites. Take some time and look at Tacoma as it is and as it was. It’s an amazing collection.
This is exactly what I mean when I answer the question, “What’s your hometown like?” with “Beautifully dilapidated.”