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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 2 days ago

This is perhaps one of the most beautifully touching tributes and remembrance locations i have ever seen. It is so heart wrenching and should be somewhere people make an effort to visit, to remember the horror caused that day to so many different lives. It...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very sobering and sombre experience. A great reminder if what we went through with the earthquakes. I hope it finds a permanent home in the botanical gardens

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The quake of 2011 in Christchurch that left the city devastated and deaths amounting to 185 people are remembered by the white chairs that symbolise each person who died . Very humbling experience and the way the memorial has been conceptualised is commendable .

Thank pilgrim_gsa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very simply worth a visit to stand and look and have a think. Very poignant and well done. Explanation about the chairs and their significance.

Thank deejay153
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated behind the Cardboard Cathedral this unusual but very moving memorial is worthy of a visit to help the visitor reflect on the tragic earthquake of 2011 that ravaged the city. There are discussions taking place at the moment (2017) to move this fascinating memorial...More

Thank Old V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An artistic vigil to pay respect to those victims of the February 2011 earthquake. A short walk from the Cardboard Cathedral.

Thank Pleayo T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know what this was when I was walking by, but I took a photo anyway. I found out later what it represented, so I'm glad I got a photo of it. It was very interesting to see.

Thank JoanMarietta_GA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impactful memorial to those lost in the earthquake. Each chair represents an individual. Especially moving to me personally was the Baby carrier and height chair.... looked between the temporary church and the vacant lot where 115 people lost their lives in just one building. A...More

Thank momhay1957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly puts it into perspective to see a visual of how many people lost their lives in the quake. Moving, somber, worth stopping by for 5 minutes. Free.

Thank BhuddaBud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location makes this statement piece worth a look but its getting tired and probably getting past its usefulness. Time to make something permanent.

Thank Adrianhamill
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