|Above, a satellite view of Kurihama Flower World. Can you spot the Godzilla slide?|
The other night, I was looking up something in Yokosuka, Japan. After I was done finding what I was looking for, I decided (for the fun of it) to see if I can get a satellite view of the Godzilla slide at the Kurihama Flower World park.
Sure enough, once I located the park through Google Maps, I zoomed in on the park and hit the satellite view feature and was able to find the Godzilla slide pretty fast.
|Above, a little closer view. The Godzilla slide casts a familiar-shaped shadow.|
As you can see from the accompanying satellite photographs, Godzilla was relatively easy to spot by his distinctive shadow. The overhead power lines that I knew were there were also an aid to finding the Godzilla slide.
|Above, zooming in on the Godzilla slide.|
In the photographs, it is easy to spot the shadow image of his dorsal spikes and tail.
|Above, a view of the Godzilla slide from the ground. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
If Godzilla were a real creature and the Japanese Self Defense Forces had to find him via satellite, this would be what they would likely see to pinpoint where to direct their weapons.
The Godzilla slide is covered in The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan on page 32.