185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial

185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial, Christchurch

185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial

185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial
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Sandra M
Reading, UK3 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Very poignant tinged in sadness ,but also reflecting on those who will never see the sun again ,a place for rememberence and quiet reflection
Written 12 May 2022
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Rose Walters
Christchurch, New Zealand6 contributions
Oct 2021
These chairs are so simple, yet you can feel a immense sense of loss and the magnitude of the tragedy that happened.
Written 7 October 2021
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Heather H
Wellington, New Zealand218 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
Moving artistic tribute to those lilled in the 2011 quake in Christchurch. Of value to me as it's on the site of the church I attended as child - and was married in in 1965. ST PAUL'S TRINITY PACIFIC
Written 3 October 2021
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Irena NZ
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand7 contributions
Jul 2021
A glance at the different types/ages of people that lost their lives in the Christchurch Earthquake. Sobering to wander through and look at the different styles of chairs and sizes (baby capsule) that represent the people lost that day.
Written 2 September 2021
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DADD23
Wellington, New Zealand106 contributions
Apr 2021
This exhibition seems to be relocated from time to time. We found it to be worth a visit, but probably not the most poignant of memorials that abound in Christchurch. Nonetheless we commend the artist and the installation.
Written 21 April 2021
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Lincoln A
Hamilton, New Zealand69 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Sad spot and a little run down now. But a great place to reflect and pay respects to victims of a tragic event.
Written 6 April 2021
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
Feb 2020
185 white empty chairs were placed in an open space for remembrance and memorial for people who died in 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Extremely touching.
Written 11 December 2020
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Strickes
Rotorua District, New Zealand1,587 contributions
Nov 2020
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.
Written 28 November 2020
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Sue H
Sydney, Aust3,957 contributions
Mar 2020
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.
Written 23 November 2020
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Wendy Allen
Rotorua, New Zealand44 contributions
Nov 2020
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
Written 13 November 2020
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