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Moving memorial to the unfortunate lost ones.

Very different, unique memorial very close to the fabulous cardboard cathedral. Well worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom

As a Cantabrian, I am still moved by this symbolic gesture of lives lost in the earthquakes. Most... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very different, unique memorial very close to the fabulous cardboard cathedral. Well worth a visit to remember these people.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a Cantabrian, I am still moved by this symbolic gesture of lives lost in the earthquakes. Most people in this city know about the white chairs.

Thank LolliCake
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a unique memorial to those who lost their lives in the Earthquake. Rather than photos, the city has that person's seat. The saddest was seeing the babies, toddlers and children's seats. That brought it home to me of the lives lost. Teary.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come - pause a while - reflect - sit in a few seats - soak up the atmosphere - recall - remember - offer a prayer - leave changed

Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Imagine white chairs, of all different sizes and shapes, one for each man, woman and child who was killed in the earthquake, and you have this very different and meaningful memorial It’s near the. Cardboard Cathedral and worth a quick detour

Thank Deena63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A moving reminder of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Put on a tiny section behind the Cardboard cathedral, this makes a great place to capture some poignant photos of the cost of the earthquake.

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best memorials I have ever seen. The 185 empty white chairs are a touching tribute to the 185 lives lost in the 2011 earthquake. Most of the casualties occurred in the CTV Building which was across the street from the...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial really touches my heart. Every single white chair had it story, from the infant to the elder. Special mention to the artist and the people who maintain this memorial site. You all are awesome. This memorial site is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came across this unexpectedly when going to Cardboard Cathedral, is very nearby. Intriguing memorial, very impressed by such a different concept from most memorials, though currently surrounded by open space used for car parking. Would be better in another space but depends what gets built...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this installation: and am unashamedly partisan about how much better this is than any of the other ways that we have been invited to reflect, to remember and respond to the earthquakes' toll. For me, the artist has nailed just how differently we...More

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