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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Judith777
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand321 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Was interested to see these chairs after the publicity. Very sad to view as they represent lost lives in the earthquake. I thought the area was quite untidy. Centrally located
Written 2 November 2020
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Bigcookiebear
Auckland, New Zealand184 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
After 9 years it still have that eerie feeling of the loss looking at the chairs representing the ones who left us.
Written 14 October 2020
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JennyForbes
30 contributions
Oct 2020
I hope this memorial becomes permanent - even if it is moved to another site. We found it very moving.
Written 11 October 2020
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Jan L
21 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Makes you realize how lucky we are in this very different world that we live in now, we are alive.
The chairs represented the peoe that died in the christchurch earthquake.
Written 14 August 2020
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Pink
20 contributions
Jul 2020
Good place to visit. That is the place for reminding people die from the earthquake. Very sad but do worth to visit.
Written 24 July 2020
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klew97
San Rafael, CA89 contributions
Aug 2019
This eye-catching public memorial invites you to stop and take a moment, and have a seat, if you like. I didn't know what it was when I first saw it from afar, but it made me want to come closer, and then it made sense when I read the description.
Written 11 July 2020
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Fivestar247
Auckland Central, New Zealand412 contributions
Jul 2020
Quite a somber experience.
Good to visit and remember. It brings home the devastation and allows one to remember the people who lost their lives on a normal day In Christchurch.
Clever and fitting artistic tribute.
Written 10 July 2020
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Guitarman4
Essex, UK195 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
The empty white chairs is an area full of empty white chairs representing all those who died in the recent earthquakes. Very somber if to be there in such a beautiful city and to think of the destruction that nature cane bring to the area.

Simple earthquake memorial but full of meaning.
Written 30 June 2020
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khbees
Christchurch, New Zealand30 contributions
May 2020 • Family
A place to pause for a while and look around at all the different chairs each chosen to represent a life lost. The high chairs and baby seat are the saddest.
Written 30 May 2020
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Maria L
California184 contributions
Mar 2020
185 Empty Chairs is a temporary Memorial to all people who died during an earthquake in 2010/11. Sad remembrance place.
Written 23 May 2020
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