185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial, Christchurch

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Take a moment to reflect at 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial, a simple but moving memorial to the victims of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. See the 185 unique chairs--each representing a life lost in the quake--and read the poems posted on the onsite board. For 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial and beyond, use our Christchurch travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Christchurch vacation.
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  • This is a small memorial on an area of wasteland, that brings into reality the number of lives lost in the Canterbury earthquakes of 2011 and 2012. Just a short walk from the "Cardboard" Cathedral  more »
  • Took a walk to see the empty chairs while staying in Christchurch. I found the display very thought provoking and certainly made me think and reflect on the 185 people who lost their lives in the quak...  more »
  • I wept as I considered those poor souls who list their lives in the earthquakes. Moving yet thought provoking......  more »

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