My Coronation posts

Last year when the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was celebrated, I noticed that some people thought it was the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation, so I decided then that, all well, I’d make a post this year about the Coronation on its 60th anniversary. I didn’t begin work on it until 1st June 2013, the eve … Read more

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II – 2nd June 1953 – The lead-up

In response to the comment made by Elizabeth Davies in Comments section below on 24 February 2019, I now include a painting of King George VI and his consort Queen Elizabeth commemorating his Coronation in 1937. The above photo shows the red robes for the opening of Parliament. King George VI came to the throne … Read more

Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Ai scanner – 1

As sometimes happens, it took a sad event in my life last month to motivate me to do something I’d thought of doing for years, but had never got around to.  I decided to buy a 35mm slide and film scanner to scan the old photos I took with slide film after I moved from … Read more

JTHonlinePics is up and away, at last

Way back on 29 December 2010 I created 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 … Read more

Nabucco, the iPad 4, and the Pancake Lens

In my last post, about the CD boxed set Verdi: The Complete Works, there is a section headed Nabucco.  Under this I included an image of the cover of the LP set of the opera which I got from the Internet.  Initially I wrote that I’d replace it later with a photo I’d take myself … Read more

Verdi: The Complete Works

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, … Read more