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Interesting art installation/monument dedicated to the victims of the Christchurch... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul H
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Sydney, Australia
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All the chairs are white, glued to the concrete and represent the people who died in the... read more

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Glenn K
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting art installation/monument dedicated to the victims of the Christchurch earthquake. Quite moving to look at in person since the chairs range from a baby's to a wheelchair to a rocking chair and everything in between...all representative of the various citizens that the City lost.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed yesterday

All the chairs are white, glued to the concrete and represent the people who died in the earthquakes of a few years ago.

Thank Glenn K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sounds like a strange concept unless you understand the background of Christchurch. It is well lit in the dark and is well worth a visit at night.

Thank 422iana
Reviewed 5 days ago

I appreciate that this might not be everyones cup-of-tea, but for some thought provoking reflection on the tragedy of the Christchurch earthquake, this is a very moving memorial. It is also located over the road from the site of the former Christchurch TV building which...More

Thank MarkKristie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We saw these chairs today and I thought they were a striking reminder of those people who so sadly lost their lives in the earthquake. The fact that there was a chair for each person made you appreciate the scale of the loss. I couldn’t...More

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Observing for the first time my mind was empty to the Reasoning of this Creation. Bless Their Souls.

Thank jedimoves7
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am glad that I stopped off here to have a look. I do think it is a great way to remember those that passed away in the earthquake. When you see the different types of chairs, babies, old people etc, it really makes you...More

Thank thesigno4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking upon these chairs was very goosebumpy (if that's a word) you can feel the wairua around these, my heart skipped a few beats when I saw the baby capsule and highchair though,. That was the saddest to see 😢😢

Thank Jolene R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The white empty chairs for each of the 185 souls lost during the earthquake is a wonderful tribute. Its a heartbreaking reminder of the magnitude of the devastation the city and it's people suffered during those times. But I do agree with some comments here...More

Thank ToniLuvsScuba
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this site a couple of times but I drive past this special monument every day on my way to work so I think about the 185 people who sadly lost their lives on that devastating day in Christchurch, a peaceful place to visit

Thank Raewyn E
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