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'Sickening' attack on 185 Chairs Memorial

22 Reviews
Address: Cashel Street

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This is an art space dedicated to the victims of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The 185 empty chairs represent 185 martyrs, looking at empty chairs, especially baby chairs and wheelchairs, filled with regret and reluctance. Perhaps we should not look at this unfortunate historical place from a visit, but if we can get a little positive outlook from the middle, perhaps it is the significance of this monument. May the victims enjoy eternal happiness in heaven, and hope that family and friends will soon emerge from their sorrows.

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  • Naina-Damani
    London, United Kingdom


    185 white empty chairs were placed in an open space for remembrance and memorial for people who died in 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Extremely touching.

    Reviewed on /Date(1607648631000+0800)/
  • Strickes
    Rotorua, New Zealand

    Memorable place to visit, moving

    Quite a stark reminder of what happened in the Christchurch Earthquakes. A very peaceful site. And well set up and looked after. Set in the down down area of Christchurch CBD only a few mins walk ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1606560593000+0800)/
  • Sue H
    Sue H
    Sydney, Aust

    Earthquake memorial

    This is a temporary exhibit in memoriam for the 185 people that died in the earthquake in Christchurch on 22 Feb 2011. I loved that part of the memorial was signage inviting the visitor to pick a chai...

    Reviewed on /Date(1606068046000+0800)/
  • BT-Bear

    Moving memorial special place

    A very moving way to see the effect of the 2011 earthquakes on Christchurch. Brings home the number of people that lost their lives, 1 chair for every life lost, including baby seats and high chairs

    Reviewed on /Date(1605253038000+0800)/
  • Judith777
    Mount Maunganui, New Zealand


    Was interested to see these chairs after the publicity. Very sad to view as they represent lost lives in the earthquake. I thought the area was quite untidy. Centrally located

    Reviewed on /Date(1604262432000+0800)/

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