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185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial

Corner of Cashel and Madras Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Quite simply, we cried, and forgot the rain pouring down for a while. The sight of the baby's cot... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Andy C
Very moving

Heartbreaking to see how each chair recognizes the loss of life incurred during the earthquake... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TRIPSTER077
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Quite simply, we cried, and forgot the rain pouring down for a while. The sight of the baby's cot among the other chairs was so powerful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Heartbreaking to see how each chair recognizes the loss of life incurred during the earthquake. Especially the baby car seat and child's chair.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not until you look at some of the names and ages of those who were lost in the earthquake that the chairs can be seen in their full context. The baby carrier for example - one of those who did not survive was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Empty White Chairs show the stark reality of the Christchurch earthquakes. It's an opportunity to see the number of people that Christchurch lost that day.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Different kinds of chairs, high chairs, baby carriers, wheelchairs, baby chairs to depict the the death of earthquake. City of Christchurch is very different, most important sites are earthquake related, so pay a tribute to all the memorial of earthquake. They are easily reachable by...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were on the trolley when we passed the site where the chairs are located. No knowing what it was we assumed that it was a site of a church that had been destroyed in the earthquakes. Later we found out that...More

Thank Elizabeth0206
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very moving tribute to those who lost their lives. Each chair is a poignant way to remember all who were unlucky to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. RIP.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this to be a very moving memorial. It is very tasteful and respectful. I found this to be a clever and emotional way to honour those that died in the earthquake.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this a very moving memorial - especially the baby carrier. I am not sure whether or not a baby was killed in the 'quake - but it certainly made a point that all ages were affected.It does look as if it needs a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely remembrance to those who died in the earthquake. I was told some of these chairs were donated by families with loved ones who lsot their lives

Thank Gail M
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