Other sites work well.
Photo album pics are slow too.
One thing I did discover is that the problem is not as bad on my Windows 10 laptop. I'll just use my laptop for now but thanks, Jeff, for looking into this.
I can't diagnose what I can't reproduce, and I have to say that things seem snappy to me now.
The internet is a jumbled collection of pipes and wires that are like a house of cards. One little breeze and it falls into a heap. It's quite possible that there is some sort of hitch in the giddy between you and the IAP server farm.
Jeff I just ran through all the possibilities in the Photo forum including loading my own album and looking at other albums and no problems. Then went to SOYP forum and all loaded fast there too. Saw no problems and as you know I am running an outdated system. So can not help.