PhotoBlogs by Alexander Belisle

1st Historic Birdtown Walk + Templar Museum (122 Photos)

1) some on our tour used to live there and added much interesting personal info 2) the little princess girl had her birthday so the group sang Happy Birthday to her

Parade the Circle 2016 (199 Photos)

At the Wade Oval put on by Cleveland Museum of Art

Lakewood Girls Rugby State Championdship (53 Photos)

Placed 2nd and played their hearts out!

State of Lakewood Address (32 Photos)

The Lakewood Democratic Club meeting 5/26/16

Lakewood Project (5/21/16) (190 Photos)

Another exciting and admirable performance but I hate the lighting. ;-)

LHS Varsity Baseball Senior Night (58 Photos)

This was a win vs. Bay and included other related activities.

LHS Spring play rehearsal 4/4/16 (110 Photos)

Their Barnstormer Drama Cub presents "Into the Woods"

LHS vs St. Ed's Tennis (Senior night) (101 Photos)

The top singles and doubles teams playing on Senior Night vs. St. Ed's

LHS T&F Senior Night (38 Photos)

For both girls and boys. They had an official photographer there so some family portraits are looking at him, but I had the wide angle lens to get the big group shot. ;-)

Lkwd girls rugby 4/24/16 (115 Photos)

The 2 foreign exchange students from France and Japan were very impressive on the JV team

Happy faces + One Enormous Tongue (50 Photos)

Runners' faces from the Hermes Cleveland 10 Mile race at the intersection of Lake and Nicholson.

Zombie/Monster Walk 2016 (54 Photos)
I was very impressed by the quality of makeup and costumery!
Lakewood Girls Varsity Rugby (114 Photos)

Their match vs Hudson 4/17/16 (they lost)

D.A.R.E. Basketball Tournament 2016 (146 Photos)

Put on by LPD with all 5th graders playing for their schools.

LPD Citizens Academy grad ceremony (28 Photos)

Graduation certificates and group photos

LHS Talent Show 3/18/16 (103 Photos)
Saw my 1st pole vaulter/cellist performing on his cello.
End BSL rally (25 Photos)

A rally to end breed specific legislation, in this case, specifically against pitbulls.

Tail Wagging Tutors (31 Photos)

A program at the Lakewood Library that uses trained dogs to encourage children to read.

MSNBC in Lakewood (34 Photos)

They are set up in the Root cafe for televising over the 3/11/16 - 3/13/16 weekend preparing for their coverage of the GOP convention this summer.

Lakewood Girls Basketball vs Magnificat (67 Photos)

A sad loss that ends their playoff dreams.

Havana Nights, Lakewood Alive (111 Photos)
A wonderful gathering to raise funds for Lakewood Alive with lots of beautiful people and great dancing.
LHS T&F Benefit (26 Photos)

A nice gathering at Around the Corner to raise money for the Lakewood HS track and field teams.

Buckwheat Zydeco at Mahalls 2/19/16 (41 Photos)

What a great band and what great performers!

Lkwd girls playoff win vs Rocky River (72 Photos)

Great game, lots of joy!

St. Edward HS Basketball Senior Night (44 Photos)

A very memorable family experience as Coach Flannery hugs son Sean in his last game.

Hilary Clinton campaign office opening (36 Photos)

Nice gathering in her office at 15729 Madison

Lakewood vs Glenville (43 Photos)

1st time visiting an "inner-city" school in Cleveland and we came away with a victory.

Special Referendum Council Mtg (64 Photos)

Proved to be both interesting and entertaining (for me, anyway). I tried to get photos that told the story of what happened.

LHS Ice Hockey Senior Night (34 Photos)

Seniors and parents being lauded for their accomplished.

Senior Night, LHS Boys basketball and cheerleaders (58 Photos)

last home game and special appreciation ceremonies for senior cheerleaders and players with their parents.

Sparkle Effect 2/2/16 (36 Photos)

This was their performance at the next to last home game for the LHS boys. What a wonderful program for students with special needs.

Bowling for Bernie (43 Photos)

An event at Mahalls to encourage people to register to vote and to back Bernie.

Disco Inferno" + Lakewood Orchestra (97 Photos)

Wow! Lakewood HS students put on a great show and with the dance pit hopping and those great 70's tunes blaring, this was the place to be.

#4 St. Edward vs. #1 St. Ignatius 1/22/16 (87 Photos)

What a great game! St. Eds wins in double overtime.

Shannon Cotto (Lakewood's only deaf athlete) (55 Photos)

I was surprised to find out from his interpreter that he was the only deaf athlete in the Lakewood school system (football and basketball). He is not only good at both sports but very well liked by everyone.

Bernie Sanders HQ in Lakewood (69 Photos)

Ribbon cutting for the Bernie Sanders Cleveland office located in Lakewood

Varsity Boys basketball vs N.Ridgeville (72 Photos)

The Sparkle Effect made its debut at this game, a reflection of educational inclusiveness in our educational system

Swearing-in ceremony for Dan O'Malley (60 Photos)

The young, new Councilman for Ward 4 gets sworn in at City Hall.

Mahalls NYE event 2015>2016 (149 Photos)

Wow! what a great event and great place with lots of beautiful people who were more than willing to have their pictures taken. BTW, my 1st time there and I live a few blocks away.

Lakewood Girls vs Elyria-Catholic (72 Photos)

Our girls played hard but lost. At least they provided me with great facial expressions and action due to their enthusiastic play.

Lakewood vs. Normandy Boy's Basketball (46 Photos)

A loss for us played on 12/23/15

Memories from "da Bronx" (24 Photos)

I miss the outdoor salsa concerts I covered in NYC and the summers at the beach. Here is a collection of Latinas from one of these concerts

LHS vs. N. Olmsted (Boys Varsity basketball) (42 Photos)

Played the #1 team in their conference and lost after getting close a few times.

Lkwd vs Avon Lake Varsity Boys basketball (50 Photos)

A really exciting, great comeback game (from nearly 20 pts down) to win by 1 point!

Light Up Lakewood 2015 (82 Photos)

What a great event for Lakewood in this holiday season! I was very impressed by the crowds.

St. Edward HS basketball home opener (36 Photos)

Their 1st win of the season vs. Bedford

Lakewood HS Varsity Girls Basketball (67 Photos)

They win their home opener against Avon Lake

Lakewood Basketball Home Opener = WIN! (44 Photos)

Lakewood played its 1st game at Harding Middle School in tight quarters but pulled out a win against Marshall

Thanksgiving Food Deliveries (52 Photos)

This charitable event put on by LCAC (Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation) brings the Lakewood community, both young and old together to help those in need. 

LHS Varsity basketball scrimmage (63 Photos)

Their 1st public practice session under their new coach Howard Cammock

LHS "Powder Puff" games (81 Photos)

Wow! these girls are really enthusiastic about playing flag football raising funds for a good cause

Bernie Sanders in Cleveland (78 Photos)

For his fans, he takes on the persona of a rock star!

A fish-eye view of the Solstice Steps (15 Photos)

One must click on the non-circular shots to see a panorama shot

Veterans Day Memorial Service (70 Photos)

Held at Lakewood Park with the Lakewood HS Marching Band, The Four Vet Quartet, Joint Veterans Honor Guard and others

St. Ed's 1st playoff game vs Cleveland Hts (80 Photos)

#1 St. Ed's vs. #16 Cleveland Hts.

Skindell post election event (41 Photos)

Skindell supporters waiting for results at The Detroiter

1st football win of the season! (121 Photos)
Last game was their best with their 1st win and on Senior Night no less!
LHS football victory celebration (63 Photos)

Their 1st win in their last game on Senior Night

LHS Senior Night @football game (175 Photos)

Seniors from different sports with parents

Solstice Steps ribbon cutting (21 Photos)

A nice addition to Lakewood Park on a cold, windy afternoon. Luckily none of the ribbon cutting participants fell down the steps due to the wind or a loss of balance.

Skindell Fundraiser @Harry Buffalo (153 Photos)

Fundraiser with Dennis Kucinich 10/28/15

Excitement at Drugmart on Grace (16 Photos)

Woke up to a loud bang, then flashing lights. Decided to beat Jim to get the exclusive on my street. Turned out that a beer truck caught a low overhanging wire and pulled down the pole (on north side) onto Detroit

Lakewood Soccer vs.St. Edward HS (51 Photos)

LAKEWOOD WINS 1 - 0 to advance in their division.

Lakewood vs. N. Ridgeville football (73 Photos)

The Rangers (ours) and the Rangers (them) played each other on a nice, balmy night. Alas, we lost again.

SpookyPooch Parade 2015 (113 Photos)

People and their owners (dogs) dressed up and parading through Lakewood.

St. Edward vs. Mainline (Florida) (128 Photos)

A #1 Ohio team vs. a #1 Florida team!

Lakewood vs Westlake (62 Photos)

Football game @Westlake Fr. 10/9/15

Lakewood vs Avon (football) (30 Photos)

A very windy and cold game and alas, another loss.

Lakewood girl seeks bone marrow donor (15 Photos)

Maisey Nowlin (6) suffering from a rare blood disorder needs a bone marrow donor. The screening process was taking place at St. Luke's church.

Lakewood vs. North Olmsted football (103 Photos)

Another Fri. nights under the lights game. Alas, another loss.

Lakewood Homecoming Parade (40 Photos)

It's Homecoming Day! as the parade marches from Lakewood Park to Lakewood HS

Dennis Kucinich evening community forum (30 Photos)

This evening community forum was held in the Lakewood Library about issues centering on Lakewood Hospital.

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Dennis Kucinich press conference #1 (25 Photos)

Press conference held in front of Lakewood Hospital with former US Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Lakewood vs. Avon Lake (44 Photos)

Friday night football with FOX8 News in attendance.

Sen. Mike Skindell Fundraiser (35 Photos)

It is what it was at VOSH

NeoCycle Criterium Bike Races (75 Photos)

Different levels of skills, gender and age were raced in Battery Park. Our Spin Bike Shop team members represented themselves very well!

Lakewood vs. Olmsted Falls (28 Photos)

Football on a rainy Friday night when lakewood met #33 Linville who rolled for ver 200 yds. and over 40 carries!

John, Cleveland Brown Super Fan (33 Photos)

John Shover, a Lakewood resident, has maybe the biggest and most colorful Brown collection in Ohio!

Foster Pool Dog Swim (32 Photos)

What a joyous event for dogs and their owners as they cavort, swim and dive into the pool!

Cleveland Air Show 2015 (40 Photos)

The USAF Thunderbirds doing their Labor Day weekend show

St. Edward vs. Glenville football game (72 Photos)

Not up to all the hype before the game. St. Ed's was clearly the dominant team

Lakewood vs. Berea-Midpark football game (64 Photos)

Their 1st game at home in the 2015 - 2016 season.

Celebrity Softball game + Sokol Aerial Circus (39 Photos)

Basically Madison Ave. store owners blew out Detroit Ave store owners sponsored by Friends of Kauffman Park

LHS vs. Medina (1st football game) (50 Photos)

The opening game of the Lakewood Rangers 2015 football season vs. Medina

LHS Groundbreaking Ceremony (32 Photos)

Speeches and shovels of dirt

"Lakewood Day" at Crushers Stadium (58 Photos)

It was Lakewood Day at the Lake Erie crushers stadium in Avon

"Night Under Fire" (128 Photos)

Clearly the best 1st photoshoot experience since I moved to Ohio at Summit Raceway in Norwalk, Ohio

Lakewood Car Kulture (34 Photos)

Lakewood's biggest and coolest car show.

My 1st Browns game (40 Photos)

This was only an exhibition game but I had great seats in the "Dawg Pound"

Gary Rice @Cuyahoga County Fair (26 Photos)

Photos of Gary Rice doing an educational session for the Cleveland Blues Society at the Cuyahoga County Fair

Lakewood Marching Band March-a-ton (43 Photos)

Photos from their debut of their March-a-ton in Lakewood park to raise money.

LHS X-C teams (5 Photos)

A few photos of both boys and girls cross country teams and the fastest male and female 1 mile time trial runners

Emerald Canyon in watercolor (19 Photos)

I'm posting some photos shot with a "watercolor" in-camera effect for an artistic look.

"Clifton Beat" - front porch concert 8/7/15 (50 Photos)

Another great concert with another great Lakewood crowd

GOP Debates in Cleveland (130 Photos)

The most entertaining debates I've heard w/Donald Trump at the forefront. All photos ©Lakewood Observer

GOP Debates (the day before) (40 Photos)

A glimpse at the preparations being made in downtown Cleveland for the 1st GOP Debates

Mojo: The Generations Big Band (22 Photos)

Their last performance at Brothers Lounge 8/3/15

Lkwd Summer Concert (62 Photos)

with Ki Allen, Bob Fraser, Peter Dominguez, Ron Godale at Lakewood Park

Cleveland World Festival (80 Photos)

Photos from this very cosmopolitan and eclectic event.

Lakewood Arts Festival (91 Photos)

Photos of various booths and visitors to this festival.

"Admirables" front porch concert (51 Photos)

A funk. bebop, fusion, jazz group performing in front of Lakewood Library.

Blue moon 7/31/15 (19 Photos)

Different perspectives of the "blue moon." Used the super telezoom Nikon P900

The Sparkle Effect (16 Photos)

A new component of the Lakewood HS Cheerleaders

Medicare 50th Anniv. + Save Lakewood Hospital March (92 Photos)

2 events in one: celebration and speeches about the importance of Medicare and a march from Lakewood Park to Lakewood Hospital to raise public awareness about its proposed closing.

Dog Day Afternoon (33 Photos)

Photos of dogs cavorting in Lake Erie on a hot summer day.

Brother's Lounge (40 Photos)

A jazz shoot at Brother's Lounge near 117th

"The Merchant of Venice" (76 Photos)

Photos from an outdoor production of "The Merchant of Venice" in Lakewood Park by the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival

Student rock/jazz front porch concert (52 Photos)

Students taught by Chris Vance performed in front of Lakewood Library in the front porch series arranged by Lakewood Alive and Chris Vance

LHS football practice 7/21/15 (80 Photos)

Started raining halfway through. Football continues to be played, my cameras do not!

LHS football practice 072015 (113 Photos)

I'll be shooting their practice sessions leading up to their games.

Dog Wash for Concerned Citizens for the Lakewood Animal Shelter (32 Photos)

Nothing better than a cool dog wash on a hot day to raise money for the Lakewood Humane Society.

Library Front Porch concert: (20 Photos)

Due to very warm weather and possible thunderstorms, this concert was held in their auditorium where the lighting was sketchy at best. This was a jazz quintet with a female vocalist (Ki Allen)

B & W's (3 Photos)

Here are some artistic B 7 W's of musicians playing at the Lakewood Alive front porch concert series.

Football letter signing at LHS (16 Photos)

This is a photo shoot of a football letter signing for Sie Doe Jr. who played for the Lakewood HS football team in 2011-2012 to Fort Hays Univ. in Kansas

Summer Meltdown 2015 (69 Photos)

A Lakewood community festival/5K event

Lakewood Alive front porch concert - (60 Photos)

Did my 1st shoot of concert on the front steps of the Lakewood Library

"Lakewood Project" 4th of July concert 2015 (36 Photos)

This group/band was great. Not only did they play well but they "played" their bodies well too!

4TH JULY PARADE 2015 (185 Photos)

The biggest and largest and happiest event of the year for Lakewood - the 4th of July parade down Lake Avenue.

Super Zoom ! ! ! ! (7 Photos)

Just a sample of the super-zoom capabilities of the new Nikon Coolpix P900 shooting in downtown Cleveland

6th Annual "Around The Corner" beauty pageant (56 Photos)

This is a judged beauty pageant in the Warehouse section of this saloon/pub on Detroit Ave.

1st Annual Birdtown Church Walk (42 Photos)

A tour of some of the older and more beautiful churches in the Birdtown area of Lakewood. Four churches were included: 1) Grace Lutheran 2) Transfiguration Catholic 3) Sts, Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox 4) St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox

Parade the Circle - Cleveland Museum of Art (46 Photos)

Clearly one of the most family friendly events in this area, although not in Lakewood proper.

LEAF Farmer's Market (21 Photos)

Lakewood Earth And Food (LEAF) event in front of Lakewood Library featuring Mike Deneen and Cindy Marx

My 1st Taste of Lakewood (80 Photos)

Got some great shots - lots of portraits and even a guy doing back flips!

Meet the Trucks (27 Photos)

Lots and lots of children playing with big motorized vehicles plus enjoying other activities

Vincente Chinor - couture designer (63 Photos)

Some photos of Vincente from his boutique salon on Detroit Avenue

Behind the Scenes (38 Photos)

Some photos of the frenetic activity that goes on behind the scenes with a fashion shoot

Garfield Middle School Awards Night 2015 (52 Photos)

8th graders getting their graduation awards

Masons Lay Centennial Cornerstone (65 Photos)

May 30. 2015, the masons laid their centennial cornerstone (1915 - 2015) at the Masonic Temple on Detroit Ave.

NYFW shoots (26 Photos)

Some of my work shooting NYFW (New York Fashion Week)

Bike porn in the Emerald Canyon (26 Photos)

Took some pics of my mountain bike and some bike trail shots in the Rocky River reservation

Faces of Lakewood (6 Photos)

Based on the very successful "Humans of New York" which went viral and cities all over the world copied it, I'd like to create a more simplified version called "Faces of Lakewood"

A different look at trees (8 Photos)

Lakewood "a city of trees" has me looking at them differently

Save Lakewood Hospital rally (44 Photos)

Photos from rally and council mtg.

Cleveland Marathon 2015 (45 Photos)

At the 14 and 22 mile split on Lake Ave. and Cove

Musical photoart (7 Photos)

I added some postprocessing filters to my work.

78th St. Studios (25 Photos)

A shoot I did with the classical music group "Les Delices"

Some NYC stuff (6 Photos)
Posting some photos from my "old" hometown = NYC
"Coach" (1 Photos)
Caught this shot as the "light" was dying in the efforts of the Lakewood HS baseball team playing against St. Edward HS. Originally in color, I simply call it "Coach" where B&W gives it more of an introspective look, in my opinion.
Annual Lakewood HS vs. St. Edward HS baseball game (25 Photos)
Senior activities plus the game itself
Father - Daughter Dance 2015 (50 Photos)
Photos from event
"Ambulance Chaser" 5K/1 Miler 2015 (26 Photos)
A race put on by Cleveland Clinic starting and ending in Lakewood Park. It's basically 3 races in one with a 1) timed mile 2) 5K and 3) children's run in the park
St. Edward School "hair event' for cancer (17 Photos)
Students and faculty alike had their heads shorn to raise money to help fight pediatric cancer. Even the Principal got involved.
Lakewood HS Rangers baseball (19 Photos)

Some baseball action photos.

Nature photoart (10 Photos)

Making fine art out of the already beautiful Mother Nature

Hermes 10 Miler race (5 Photos)

It started and finished in Edgewater Park but most of it was run on Lake Avenue in Lakewood.

Catching the Light in Lakewood (2 Photos)

Just moved here in Jan. 2015 from NYC where I was a retired teacher and then a photojournalist so now I'm looking for photographic opportunities here in my new home - Lakewood.

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