Things To Do In Christchurch – Memorial: 185 Chairs

I actually stumbled across 185 Chairs by accident. From a distance, apparently a random collection of stuff on a street corner, but up close, a poignant memorial to those who lost their lives in the 2011 earthquake.

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Painted white and in all different shapes and sizes, artist Pete Majendie created a quiet space of reflection rising up from yet another space where the city remains desolate. 1 chair for everyone who lost their lives, designed to symbolise the different personalities and making it less anonymous than time tends to render these things.

I confess to shedding a tear as I stood there.

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