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185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial

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Corner of Cashel and Madras Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Empty White Seats...I am Bamboozled?

Observing for the first time my mind was empty to the Reasoning of this Creation. Bless Their... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jedimoves7
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Christchurch, New Zealand
So incredibly sad

I am glad that I stopped off here to have a look. I do think it is a great way to remember those... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
thesigno4
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Corner of Cashel and Madras Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Observing for the first time my mind was empty to the Reasoning of this Creation. Bless Their Souls.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I am glad that I stopped off here to have a look. I do think it is a great way to remember those that passed away in the earthquake. When you see the different types of chairs, babies, old people etc, it really makes you...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Looking upon these chairs was very goosebumpy (if that's a word) you can feel the wairua around these, my heart skipped a few beats when I saw the baby capsule and highchair though,. That was the saddest to see 😢😢

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The white empty chairs for each of the 185 souls lost during the earthquake is a wonderful tribute. Its a heartbreaking reminder of the magnitude of the devastation the city and it's people suffered during those times. But I do agree with some comments here...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited this site a couple of times but I drive past this special monument every day on my way to work so I think about the 185 people who sadly lost their lives on that devastating day in Christchurch, a peaceful place to visit

Thank Raewyn E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A solemn reminder of the sadness experienced by Christchurch. Also a wonderful way to remember those lost. Worth the visit - especially if you are really looking to see the impact and rebuilding of Christchurch.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve visited the site where the twin towers stood & noted the airiness of it all but the empty white chairs had more of an emotional effect than my partner & I expected. Not sure it’s because we live in NZ & it’s close so...More

Thank Natasha G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The idea is nice but when we found the site it was a bit of a let down to be honest. It is only a small site, well maintained but no information explaining it at all. Could be done a bit better.

Thank Tanya L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very tacky disappointing display, considering so many of the victims families didn’t want a chair for their loved one who passed away. There must be better ways to remember them

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopping by, looking and imagining the people who perished in the earthquake was moving, especially when one thinks of the people who may have occupied these chairs.

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