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.
The story behind 185 chairs is moving. Although it's called 185 Empty Chairs, it's not really the same chairs, with the height and height, the size and size, the stroller and the wheelchair, these different chairs, you can feel the death of the general public. This attraction is just behind the Cardboard Cathedral, less than a minute walk away, don't miss it.
185 empty chairs in Christchurch
A temporary art facility in Christchurch, the capital of New Zealand’s South Island, to commemorate the 185 residents who died in the 2011 earthquake. Near the cardboard church, 185 chairs of various forms were uniformly painted white, looking solemn and pale. And desolate, it is embarrassing.
It is a sad cultural and creative memorial site, with 185 chairs of different shapes, commemorating the 185 victims of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The memorial site is next to the paper church. The earthquake that year was the radio and television building that collapsed next to it, which caused the most casualties, accounting for more than half of the total. The white chair is shining under the sunlight, and may the dead rest in peace.
The 185 empty white chairs make people remember the victims of the earthquake forever.
185 white empty chairs were placed in an open space for remembrance and memorial for people who died in 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Extremely touching.
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 ...
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...
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
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