The national earthquake memorial is huge. The marble wall looks bland from across the river.
But close up there’s lots to see and contemplate.
I did wonder about the blank parts of the wall. It’s almost as though they’re waiting for more disasters to be inscribed. The Mauri with its constantly running water is a great idea.
No memorial will suit everyone, and this will meet many needs. I still find the 185 chairs more moving.
“For me, the chairs just say it all
and I prefer them to the wall.”