Nami, Slovenia, around and around

I decided to write a blog about my travel across Japan. My sister and I decided to go to Japan for three months and research the country a little bit. Since this page is related to my Digimon Website, there will be a lot of Digimon content – since my plan is to write a little bit about the locations we can see in the Digimon franchise. If that’s why you are here, feel free to look around!

"Let us be lovely
And let us be kind,
Let us be silly and free.
It won't make us famous,
It won't make us rich,
But damnit how HAPPY we'll be."
- Edward Monkton

One of my favourite Digimon character's song, enjoy:
Toshiko Fujita (Tai) - Yuuki wo Tsubasa ni Shite (勇気を翼にして):

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Tuesday 4 July 2023 @ July 04, 2023
Best for last. I had been avoiding including the USA locations in the World Tour posts because there are so many different places to cover, and when I started searching for them, I couldn't find any promising information. However, in the beginning of the episode, we can see a scene in San Francisco. I recognized the Hyde street view on Alcatraz. The next show featured a desert road, which I believe is somewhere in Arizona due to the presence of cacti. It could possibly be the famous Route 66 or another road that crosses Arizona, such as Route 76 or Route 78. Unfortunately, I can't confirm the exact road from the pictures.

In the episode, we can see Digimon flying to New York, and for a brief moment, the Giants Stadium is visible. However, the Giants Stadium was demolished in February 2010, which is why I couldn't find it on Google Maps or post a picture of it. The stadium has been replaced by the MetLife Stadium, which is now the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets.

I was quite disappointed when I couldn't find any locations in Miami during my search. I thought it would be relatively easy to locate them, especially because of the distinctive red lifeguard chairs that are often associated with Miami. However, after exploring various Miami beaches, I realized that they only had small lifeguard towers instead of the iconic chairs. As a result, I will only be able to share the pictures from the series rather than real-life photographs of Miami locations.

Before showing all the Digimon in New York, there are a few seconds of footage featuring the Niagara Falls. Following that, all the subsequent scenes take place in New York. In one particular moment, we catch a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty, and considering that the series was made in the early 2000s, we can even see the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in the background.

We can also spot a bridge in the series, which appears to be located in the suburbs of New York. After conducting some research, it seems to be the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. In the series, there is a picture of the bridge showing signs indicating its connection to various destinations such as JFK Airport, New Jersey, South Beach, and Hylan Boulevard. If you take Interstate 278, which is an auxiliary Interstate Highway in New Jersey and New York, you can access all of these locations.

The next location shown multiple times is Central Park. It's not clear which specific part of the park it represents, but it seems to combine different features like fences, benches, and a lake. You can try to find a similar area in Central Park with these elements to get a close match to the scene in the series.

Before reaching Rockefeller Center, there is a brief shot of the Empire State Building. The main fight takes place at Rockefeller Center, specifically next to the Prometheus statue. Overall, the locations depicted in Digimon are quite accurate. However, there are some slight differences, such as the background of the statue being slightly altered. It's understandable that there would be some changes after more than 20 years, so it's expected that the background may not match exactly.

The final location shown in the series is (presumably) the Manhattan Bridge. Mimi's parents are driving to Central Park to find Mimi, and they have to cross from the previous bridge mentioned to reach this one. After examining various bridges in the area, I believe this one bears the closest resemblance to the bridge depicted in the series.

However, I encourage you to verify it yourself if you have the opportunity. This concludes the trip to the USA in the Digimon World Tour, with some additional extras to be revealed next month. Stay tuned to find out more!

Till then! 

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