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185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial

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185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial

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This Waipara wine region tour takes you to visit four wineries, with tastings, in a half-day trip from Christchurch. Enjoy samples of local reds and whites without worry of designating a driver as transportation is included. Listen to a guide's commentary about the local terroir to learn about the region as you travel. Upgrade to include a lunch with wine pairings.
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Lincoln A wrote a review 6 Apr
Hamilton, New Zealand69 contributions15 helpful votes
Sad spot and a little run down now. But a great place to reflect and pay respects to victims of a tragic event.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Naina-Damani wrote a review Dec 2020
London, United Kingdom1,042 contributions243 helpful votes
185 white empty chairs were placed in an open space for remembrance and memorial for people who died in 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Extremely touching.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Strickes wrote a review Nov 2020
Rotorua District, New Zealand1,580 contributions302 helpful votes
Quite a stark reminder of what happened in the Christchurch Earthquakes. A very peaceful site. And well set up and looked after. Set in the down down area of Christchurch CBD only a few mins walk from many hotels etc. Quite a stark area with many of the buildings in the area having been demolished after the quake, it is quite a sight to see. As it was our first visit to Christchurch is was hard to imagine what is was prior to the quakes as many buildings have been torn down and removed and there is a landscape of carparks.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Sue H wrote a review Nov 2020
Sydney, Aust3,831 contributions269 helpful votes
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This is a temporary exhibit in memoriam for the 185 people that died in the earthquake in Christchurch on 22 Feb 2011. I loved that part of the memorial was signage inviting the visitor to pick a chair and sit a while. Each of the chairs are unique as are those that lost their lives.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Wendy Allen wrote a review Nov 2020
Rotorua, New Zealand25 contributions
A very moving way to see the effect of the 2011 earthquakes on Christchurch. Brings home the number of people that lost their lives, 1 chair for every life lost, including baby seats and high chairs
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Date of experience: November 2020
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