It's been a long time since I've said anything nice about Google. Maybe five years.
Today I must break from habit. Google Photos is amazing. I installed it on my iPhone this evening with Google credentials never blighted by Plus. It shows my Google Drive images (in Photos folder), all of my thousands of old Picasa Web images, and photos that are on my iPhone (via sync). The speed of display is amazing.
I browsed the collection from Google's web client (using Chrome) and created an album from images synced from my iPhone. I then started up web Blogger (MarsEdit is offline pending a Client login patch) and the album I just created appears in "From Picasa Web Albums".
From my iPhone I shared a different album to Facebook.
Well played Google, well played.
Now I have a photo sharing solution I like; one I much prefer to Apple's iCloud/Photos.app solution.