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Still so moving

This was high on our list to return to and did achieve this as a memorial to those who died in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Deepredneck
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Willingdon, United Kingdom
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Very moving memorial and interesting variety of chairs Very poignant We stood for a while and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anne W
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was high on our list to return to and did achieve this as a memorial to those who died in the earthquake it is simple but achieves so much. It is a great shame that it is so hemmed in by car parking.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Deepredneck
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very moving memorial and interesting variety of chairs Very poignant We stood for a while and read the information A nice unique way to remember loved ones

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anne W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A simple expression of our shared loss. Meant more than other monuments. Needs to be made permanent.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TraceynGreg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to the tram driver we discovered this little know memorial. It was very emotional to stand and look over the chairs.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Albamiss
Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving up to the area it looked rather bland and plain, I never really thought of it before but my wife was insistent we go. We parked up and walked over to the 185 Chairs, then it all seemed to hit. The emotions and feeling...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank fender4les
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very good way to present the amount of people and diversity of age, occupations of the people who were sadly taken by the earthquake. What a sad tragedy.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a striking way of showing how many people died in the earthquake I would have liked to see some planting or flowers

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Z2927HZkateb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heartbreaking tribute to lives lost. Each chair representing the age of person from baby capsules to business chairs and rocking chair.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank karengill50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A silent yet poignant reminder of the diversity of humanity and the frailty of life - able to be gone in an instant and when you least expect it. If you have someone special in your life, do not take them for granted or the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank stevemccully
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It sounds wrong to make something so sad a highlight but in its starkness, sadness,beauty and emotion this place really did take my breath away. It sits between two car parks with a wonderful little information hut in front of it. It really did make...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Pete H
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