El director de Houston es uno de los personajes más icónicos y amados del cine contemporáneo. Su exquisito e indistinguible gusto, su alucinado tratamiento de la composición, las paletas de colores seleccionadas con una obsesión admirable y sus historias… tiernas, llenas de una melancolía única y un sentido del humor ácido, hacen que Wes Anderson nos vuelva a enamorar con cada una de sus obras.
Es de esperarse que los homenajes al imaginario del director nunca falten; sin embargo, nunca nos imaginamos que llegaran tan lejos. Hay un gran ejército adorador de Wes Anderson paseándose por todos los rincones del mundo buscando lugares que parezcan accidentalmente salidos de la mente del creador de Royal Tenenbaums y Moonrise Kingdom.
#AccidentalWesAnderson Château de Versailles | France | c. 1624 • • When the château was built, Versailles was a small village dating from the 11th century; today, however, it is a wealthy suburb of Paris, some 20 kilometres southwest of the centre of the French capital • • First built by Louis XIII in 1623, as a hunting lodge of brick and stone, the edifice was enlarged into a royal palace by Louis XIV • • One of the most baffling aspects to the study of Versailles is the cost – how much Louis XIV and his successors spent on Versailles. Estimates are speculative, but in 2000 one placed the amount spent during the Ancien Régime as US$2 billion • • Today, the current worth is in the realm of US$50 billion , and it is now open as a museum, and a very popular tourist attraction • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: Unknown (do you know who took it?) • • #WesAnderson
Bajo la etiqueta #AccidentalWesAnderson, estas personas están compartiendo los retratos de aquellos lugares que podrían pertenecer a una de las películas del director. Hay más de 10,000 fotografías compartidas bajo ese hashtag.
Si no fuera suficiente, también se ha abierto una cuenta con el mismo nombre que recoge las mejores instantáneas que se han subido a la red y las agrupa en un sólo lugar.
El creador del perfil, Willi Koval, indicó a todos aquellos deseosos de cooperar que lo que necesitan para pertenecer al grupo de Wes Anderson es: “Un espacio con una composición simétrica, una paleta de colores pastel y un toque de nostalgia”
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#AccidentalWesAnderson Great North of Scotland Railway | Scotland | 1854 • • The Great North of Scotland Railway was one of the two smallest major Scottish railway companies prior to the 1923 Grouping, operating in the north-east of the country • • Formed in 1845, it carried its first passengers the 39 miles (63 km) from Kittybrewster, in Aberdeen, to Huntly on September 20, 1854 • • By 1867 it owned 226 1⁄4 route miles (364.1 km) of line and operated over a further 61 miles (98 km) • • Britain's railways were nationalised on 1 January 1948 and the former Great North of Scotland Railway lines were placed under the control of the Scottish Region of British Railways • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @messynessychic • • #WesAnderson
#AccidentalWesAnderson NANAN patisserie | Wroclaw, Poland | c. 2016 • • Designed by BUCK.STUDIO, NANAN Patisserie takes it’s name from the French word ‘sweetmeats‘, with sweets playing the leading role in this signature design of this modern patisserie • • The deliberately minimalist interior provides a subtle setting for the protagonists: finely decorated sophisticated cakes made with meticulous care • • The speciality of the patisserie, the éclair, has inspired the interior design and the visual identity of Nanan • • The cake’s oval shape is echoed in the central island counter with display that operates almost like a glass cabinet in a jeweller’s shop. Its positioning provides room for the flow of customers who can choose and admire trays of tempting bijou sweets and small works of the art of confectionary • • The speciality of the patisserie, the éclair, has inspired the interior design and the visual identity of Nanan • • Éclairs have also inspired the bespoke design of lamps and other details of the interior such as mirrors, door handles, coat hangers and veneer perforation • • An éclair motif has naturally lent itself to the patisserie’s visual identity design • • The whole place is given a context of soft, velvet, pink walls with arched doorways. Combined with delicate shining brass details it builds a rather surreal ambience of a dream world • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @pionfotografia • 💡: @buck.studio • 🍥: @nanan_patisserie • 📝: @yellowtrace • #WesAnderson
#AccidentalWesAnderson WannaB Inn | Manasota Key, Florida | c. 1961 • • Weston’s WannaB Inn is located on the tip of Manasota Key, adjacent to Stump Pass in Englewood, FL • • The resort sits on five acres with docks on the bay side and 900 feet of beach on the gulf side • • The 80 colorful units are each renovated in a unique retro design • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @lightinmyhands • 🏠: @wannabinn • #WesAnderson
#AccidentalWesAnderson Carson Mansion | Eureka, California | c. 1886 • • The Carson Mansion is a large Victorian house located in Old Town, Eureka, California • • Regarded as one of the highest executions of American Queen Anne Style architecture, the house is "considered the most grand Victorian home in America" • • It is one of the most written about and photographed Victorian houses in California, and perhaps, in the United States • • Originally the home of William Carson, one of Northern California's first major lumber barons, since 1950 it has been a private club. The house and grounds are not open to the public • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @nataliapelaez24 • • #WesAnderson
#AccidentalWesAnderson Ermita de la Regalina | Asturias, Spain | c. 1931 • • Built in 1931, this chapel is located on the promontory of Regalina Cadavedo • • It was built on a pasture, which now includes two granaries of the almost one hundred that are preserved in the area • • Situated on a very steep cliff, the location provides an aerial view over the Ribeirona beach as well as a clear vantage for the rest of the coast • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @brankia • • #WesAnderson
#AccidentalWesAnderson Palads Cinema | Copenhagen, Denmark | c. 1912 • • The Palads Cinema was established in Copenhagen's former central railway station which ceased operations in 1911 • • After major reconstruction work, the cinema opened on 18 October 1912. With some 3,000 seats and a 30-man orchestra, it was Scandinavia's largest entertainment centre • • The former station building was completely demolished in 1917, providing space for today's building • • In 1989, the outside of the building was painted in vivid pastel colours by Poul Gernes • • Know more? Please comment below! • • • 📸: @visitcopenhagen • • #WesAnderson
#AccidentalWesAnderson Lifeguard Tower | Gold Coast, Australia | c. 1989 • • Lifeguard Surveillance Tower #25 is located at Hilda Street on Mermaid Beach in Queensland, Australia • • The tower is one of 45 total that were built along the coastline around 1989 when the city became the first in Australia to adopt a formal surveillance tower plan along the coastline • • Today, the city’s lifeguard service has 37 permanent and 140 seasonal staff members patrolling 26 beaches year round and 42 additional beaches during the holiday season • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @tanner_lyon_film • • #WesAnderson
#AccidentalWesAnderson Skånelaholm Castle | Sigtuna, Sweden | c. 1641 • • The Skånelaholm estate is mentioned for the first time in written sources in 1276, when it was likely a crown estate for King Magnus III until it was sold and transitioned to a monastery • • The site of present-day Skokloster Castle remained a holy site until the Reformation when it was confiscated by King Gustav Vasa • • The estate remained the property of the crown until 1641 when it was purchased by Anders Gyldenklou, who built the presently visible main building • • The castle changed ownership several times until 1918 when the last private owner donated it to the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities in order to preserve it • • Today the Royal Academy continues to own and administer the estate • • 📸: @enkulturtant • • #WesAnderson
#AccidentalWesAnderson Brockton Point Lighthouse | British Columbia | c1890 • • In the late 1800s, a number of ship collisions in the waters around the point led to the construction of the Brockton Point lighthouse and signaling station • • For a time, Brockton Point had a lighthouse keeper, who served for 25 years starting in 1855 and is credited for having saved 16 people from drowning • • The present day lighthouse tower with an automatic light was built in 1914 • • It was designed by British Landscape Architect Thomas Hayton Mawson, who also constructed the lifeboat house located below the point, as well as a number of other Stanley Park landmarks • • Know more? Please comment below! • • • 📸: @polinaguidelight • • #WesAnderson #AccidentallyWesAnderson
#AccidentalWesanderson Punch & Judy | Weymouth, Dorset | c. 1886 • • While this 'heritage attraction' is one of Englands last surviving beach shows and dates back to the 1880's, the origins of Punch & Judy in the UK can be dated back to 1662 • • Mr. Punch was first seen at the seaside in about the 1840s and by the 1880s most fashionable English Seaside resorts had a Punch & Judy show working on them, including Weymouth • • Puppet 'Professors’ Murray, Staddon, Edmonds and Higgins have all performed there own unique interpretation of Punch & Judy on Weymouth’s beach • • The shows have always been ‘busked’ on the beach (operated by the audience contributing money in to the showman’s hat or box) and is still worked this way today • • Weymouth is one of the very last resorts in England that has had a continuous run (apart from the war years) of Punch & Judy on it’s beach • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @kina_koterska • • #WesAnderson