Hi Bruce, This whole issue has been a major disappointment for me; probably my own fault for spending too much time enjoying every aspect of what made Panoramio so appealing to people like us.
A couple of years ago I opened a limited G+ account. I also decided to use Gphotos as a storage backup and there, they remained, in storage I presumed. I have since discovered that many are visible on GMaps and GE. I must have inadvertently given them permission to display them at that time. I can't help but feel a major resentment toward Google for their lack of respect and disregard of Panoramio's contributions to their viewers, and of course, their deep pockets. I certainly don't mind sharing my photos with the world, but I believe Google has lost all interest in retaining quality photographs. The only positive point I can see in leaving photos here is them being viewable in GE.
It seems that a lot of the serious and/or professional photographers have already joined Ipernity and consider it to be the best alternative; several others have joined 500px. I will most likely check out these two options in hopes of staying in touch with some mighty fine people that I've had the privilege to get to know here on Panoramio.
Like + Favorite...do zobaczenia w Google+ pozdrawiam
Great ! Like, best wishes Karin
Buonasera Constantin, probabilmente è stata l'ultima del 2015.
Beautiful landscape, nice shot! LIKE!
Hi Ró !
Very beautiful picture , very nice shot !
Like + Fav !
Friendly greetings from Hungary , Imre
Very interesting this interior that speaks of history!
Greetings from Italy.
Best wishes from Italy.