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Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II – 2nd June 1953 – Looking back

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Many years later the following documentary was recorded about the Coronation with commentary, interviews and footage that provide background to the ceremony, the planning, and people involved in various aspects of it.   I find it very interesting and at times quite entertaining. Last year, Prince Charles made the following documentary in tribute to his mother’s Diamond Jubilee. Originally, in …

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Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II – 2nd June 1953 – The Day

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The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place 60 years ago today.  I had looked forward to it for about a year after reading about the history and traditions, in The Illustrated London News special issues and weekly editions, in Mum’s copies of The Australian Women’s Weekly (and it was weekly in those days) and in newspapers and in newsreels at …

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JTHonlinePics is up and away, at last

In Gallery, General, Photography, video by John2 Comments

Way back on 29 December 2010 I created jthonlinepics.com as a site for galleries of photos I’ve taken, and a blog about photographic matters and my galleries. I created some holding pages for blog and gallery, with no serious content, and I set WordPress to discourage search engines because I didn’t want the site to go public until I had …

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Verdi: The Complete Works

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I have to admit that I’m a real sucker for big collections of classical music CDs, especially if they are of composers, conductors, artists and musical genres.  Or even of a nostalgic recorded music period in my life when RCA Living Stereo and Mercury Living Presence recordings in the years when stereo first came out, and many recordings demonstrated ping …

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Samsung Galaxy S III keyboard

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The Featured Image for this post is a screenshot of the Samsung Galaxy S III keyboard in vertical mode, in the Email screen.  Note the sliding row of text format options at the top.  The keyboard is significantly different to the iPhone keyboard in a number of respects.  On the alphabet (ABC) view the top row has numerals in small …

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Where Are We Now?

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David Bowie (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947), the retired English musician and singer, turned 66 years old yesterday and released his first single in a decade.  Now I must confess that I’ve never been a fan of David Bowie, but this morning I was greeted with the news of his new single in all the online newspaper …