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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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Corner of Cashel and Madras Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A temporary art installation in memory of those who left us during the earthquake in the city. May experience goosebumps. Please offer a prayer when visiting this place..

Thank Melbing M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small memorial on an area of wasteland, that brings into reality the number of lives lost in the Canterbury earthquakes of 2011 and 2012. Just a short walk from the "Cardboard" Cathedral

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a walk to see the empty chairs while staying in Christchurch. I found the display very thought provoking and certainly made me think and reflect on the 185 people who lost their lives in the quake. It's also very thought provoking that the chairs...More

Thank Pieter B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wept as I considered those poor souls who list their lives in the earthquakes. Moving yet thought provoking......

Thank vonRothschild
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an incredible monument to the 185 people who lost their lives in the 22 February earthquake. It includes a small bio on each victim. Seeing baby seats bring home the fact that babies in arm died that day.

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

very sobering and poignant reminder of the number of lives lost in the earthquake.Were in temporary position when we visited and not far from the cardboard cathedral

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very moving memorial and tribute to those who lost their lives in the Christchurch tragedy. I hope that the city powers retain and maintain this instalment in some form and location for many years to come.

Thank LinleyJO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This installation of 185 white chairs was set up to remember the 185 people who died in the 2011 earthquake. It's nothing special or fancy but definitely worth a stop when you walk by and take a moment to think about those who died.

Thank Beblibla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A thoughtful and moving tribute to the casualties of the February quake. The variety of chairs is very poignant and it is very much a place of peace amd reflection.

Thank Chloe G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This installation has heart and soul. Created by an artist rather than a government department, it is quirky, different, and has a big impact. No matter who we've lost, we can find solace here. Don't miss it

Thank Jones499
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