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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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Nice spot to stop and reflect

there is a chair for every earthquake victim. nicely done. all though the zen of the site is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
pintostar
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toronto
Poignant

This is a really poignant mark of respect for the poor 185 people who lost life in the earthquake.i... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
candpet
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Corner of Cashel and Madras Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

there is a chair for every earthquake victim. nicely done. all though the zen of the site is marred by the noise of all the construction in adjacent areas. def. worth a stop

Thank pintostar
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a really poignant mark of respect for the poor 185 people who lost life in the earthquake.i am from manchester and think would be a perfect memorial for our lost 22.have a look at photos online.

Thank candpet
Reviewed 6 days ago

This exhibit was very moving as the chairs represented the various ages and stages of life of the earthquake victims.

Thank Worldismyoyster1070
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stumble across this while exploring around the city. Spent a few minutes absorbing all that this stood for, takes away your breath, especially the child’s car seat. A beautiful memorial for such a sad moment in history.

Thank sneezydownunder
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Whilst I like the idea of this installation and it is very moving to walk around, I was upset to read (after I had visited) that many of the families of those who died did not give their consent and indeed do not want this...More

Thank sallyp322
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The empty chairs have been used throughout history to demonstrate lose, and in Christchurch so close to the CTV building and the temporary Cathedral its seems very appropriate. Would recommend visiting if just for an 5 minutes to show you the scale of the lose

Thank Tomielle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Modern art installation at its best. A moving tribute to the lives lost in the earthquake. It's starkness is most moving. The number of people who visit as a mark of respect is amazing. A must do in Christchurch if you have a heart.

Thank captainslow2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poignant installation situated in an area still very clearly recovering from the 2011 earthquake. Surrounded by flattened land, construction and reinforced buildings, they really stick out and strike an emotional chord - must see in addition to the official memorial.

Thank Kimlikesmaps
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The art display was in memory of the lives lost during the 2011 earthquake. Very impactful in front the another piece of art, the Paper church. Worth a visit together with a tour to the church.

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst in Christchurch I had a Lost planet guidebook and a map the hostel provided me with. Neither mentioned this memorial. It was only once I'd ticked off most attractions that I stumbled across this online. Right in the city centre this is a harrowing...More

Thank Rachael H
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