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. Make your Christchurch itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • This exhibit was very moving as the chairs represented the various ages and stages of life of the earthquake victims.  more »
  • We stumble across this while exploring around the city. Spent a few minutes absorbing all that this stood for, takes away your breath, especially the child’s car seat. A beautiful memorial for such a ...  more »
  • Whilst I like the idea of this installation and it is very moving to walk around, I was upset to read (after I had visited) that many of the families of those who died did not give their consent and i...  more »

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