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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  • What a lovely way to commemorate those who lost their lives in the 2011 earthquake. I understand from our bus driver that it was done by a private citizen. Worth seeing as it is not only a piece of ar...  more »
  • This is an interesting visual display representing the 185 people who died in the earthquake in 2011. The starkness of the white contrasts with the uniqueness of every chair, illustrating the individu...  more »
  • Very moving. A memorial to the people who lost their lives in the 2011 earthquake. Although this is not a multi-million dollar memorial, its just as moving as any that I've seen. I pray for the healin...  more »