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Ways to Experience 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

As a Cantabrian, I am still moved by this symbolic gesture of lives lost in the earthquakes. Most people in this city know about the white chairs.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

This was a unique memorial to those who lost their lives in the Earthquake. Rather than photos, the city has that person's seat. The saddest was seeing the babies, toddlers and children's seats. That brought it home to me of the lives lost. Teary.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank circlette00
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Come - pause a while - reflect - sit in a few seats - soak up the atmosphere - recall - remember - offer a prayer - leave changed

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Wayne M
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Imagine white chairs, of all different sizes and shapes, one for each man, woman and child who was killed in the earthquake, and you have this very different and meaningful memorial
It’s near the. Cardboard Cathedral and worth a quick detour

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Deena63
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

A moving reminder of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Put on a tiny section behind the Cardboard cathedral, this makes a great place to capture some poignant photos of the cost of the earthquake.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DavidDB60
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