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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  • A shocking but touching reminder of all those lives lost in the 2011 earthquake. And they stand amongst the empty spaces left by building which were demolished.  more »
  • The 185 white chairs represent the people who lost their lives in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. It is a temporary exhibit and allows you to pause and reflect on the people who didn’t make it throu...  more »
  • This place is right behind the cardboard cathedral. The chair represents everyone who died in the earthquake. The art is a bit old but I think it’s more representative than the official memorial.  more »
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