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Ways to Experience 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial
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Reviewed 29 November 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.

Date of experience: November 2020
Thank Strickes
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Reviewed 23 November 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.

Date of experience: March 2020
Thank Sue H
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Reviewed 14 November 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

Date of experience: November 2020
Thank BT-Bear
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Reviewed 2 November 2020 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2020
Thank Judith777
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Reviewed 15 October 2020 via mobile

After 9 years it still have that eerie feeling of the loss looking at the chairs representing the ones who left us.

Date of experience: October 2020
Thank Bigcookiebear
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