We lost my family in the earthquake, and this pain made us cry. The monument was built to pay tribute to those who died in the earthquake. A white wall with the names of victims of the 2011 earthquake, which should have included people from different countries, is a small river next to it, the atmosphere is very peaceful, suitable for people to reflect and hang.
The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial is one of the most interesting sites in Christchurch. We were involuntarily moved by some of the people (mostly men) sitting on benches as we watched the monument and immersed in its sad and powerful message. We can only imagine who they may have lost. The impulse to take pictures is replaced by the importance of not encroaching on the atmosphere of this particular place. It will be vividly engraved in our memory. May God bless all those who have died and those who have suffered.
A place with a heavy heart built to commemorate those who died in the earthquake.
There are no bright spots, a place full of negative effects.
This is memorial to the 185 people killed in the Christchurch Earthquake in 2011. I think it is nicely done - not overstated at all. It is good that they put the names of the overseas people in their ...
It is a memorial place to reflect on the people who were killed or seriously injured in earthquake in Christchurch. This moving monument comprises of a curved wall.
Marble wall leading along the river is dedicated to recent devastating earthquakes in Christchurch contating engraved name of all victims. Memorial is very touching.
Definitely worth a visit to the Earthquake memorial on the banks of the river Avon. I personally would have liked some information as to where the deaths took place.
First time down this walk of remembrance, which we found quite sobering as we viewed the dozens of names inscribed in the granite walls. A fitting reminded of a devastating past.