A Photo A Week Challenge: Crowds

Jehovah's Witness Convention by Taswegian1957
70,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses converge on Etihad Stadium Melbourne.


On the morning that I was due to fly to Melbourne for a weekend visiting friends I heard on the radio that Melbourne’s Docklands area would be inundated with around 70,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses visiting the city for an international convention. My only thought was that I hoped they would not all be visiting the Star Observation Wheel at the same time as me.

I arrived in Melbourne and made my way to Southern Cross station intending to walk to Docklands via the bridge there. Coming from Hobart I could not help noticing how busy the station concourse was. Then I reached Etihad Stadium and there they were; maybe not 70,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses but there were an awful lot of them.

Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogswith my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and a "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania.

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