‘Accidentally Wes Anderson’ Instagram Account Collects Photos of Stunning Anderson-esque Spaces Around the World

A lovely collection of real places that mirror the filmmaker's vintage-obsessed, candy-colored aesthetic.

There’s bound to be at least one or two sad girl/boy Margot Tenenbaums and possibly a Steve Zissou at every Halloween party tonight, and the films of Wes Anderson — or should we say his vintage-obsessed, candy-colored aesthetic — are an inspiration to artists, designers, and pop-culture elitists. Instagram account Accidentally Wes Anderson, curated by Wally Koval, invites audiences to submit photos of their own Anderson-esque locales around the world. (We first spotted the account on Honestly WTF.) Photos include Art Deco buildings in Los Angeles, an Indian royal palace, and more; find your own local Anderson-esque spot, submit a photo to the Instagram account, and gaze upon the beautiful works of architecture in our gallery in the meantime. Click here to view all the pictures.

 

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#AccidentalWesAnderson St. Volodymyr's Cathedral | Kiev, Ukraine | c. 1882 • • In 1852, Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow suggested a large cathedral should be built in Kiev to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the baptism of Kievan Rus' by prince Vladimir I of Kiev (St. Volodymyr) • • People from all over the Russian Empire started donating to this cause, so that by 1859 the cathedral fund had amassed a huge sum of 100,000 rubles • • The cathedral was completed in 1882, however, the paintings were fully completed only in 1896 • • After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, St Volodymyr's Cathedral ownership became an issue of controversy between two denominations that both claim to represent Ukrainian Orthodox Christianity – the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, a church with an autonomous status under the Moscow Patriarchy, and the newly established Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kiev Patriarchy, which, ultimately, won the control over the cathedral • • Spiritual leaders of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kiev Patriarchy continue to conduct religious services and prayers in St. Volodymyr's Cathedral • • All the ceremonies are conducted in Ukrainian, accompanied during religious holidays by the Cathedral choir, which is often joined by opera singers • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @kyokomai • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #Kiev #Ukraine

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#AccidentalWesAnderson Festspielhaus Bregen | Bregenz, Austria | c. 1980 • • The Festspielhaus Bregenz is an event center in Bregenz that was opened in July 1980. This is where the Bregenz Festival, along with numerous conferences, congresses and other events are held. The operator is Kongresskultur Bregenz GmbH , a wholly owned subsidiary of the state capital of Bregenz. • • In 1990 an architectural competition was announced for an extension of the building, which was won by the architects Helmut Dietrich and Much Untertrifaller, based in Bregenz and Vienna, with their eponymous architectural firm Dietrich / Untertrifaller • • The concept envisaged a two-stage expansion of the existing building. The first part of the extension was built in 1996/1997, these included workshop stage with side stage, Seestudio, Seefoyer, central kitchen and the new administrative part of the house. • • In 2005/06, the existing building from 1980 was completely renovated and expanded by 10,000 cubic meters. The multifunctional orientation of the Festspielhaus now enables the realization of different event types • • In 2009, the Festspielhaus in Bregenz was selected by the European Association of Event Centers (EVVC)as one of Europe's best event centers of its size, and received the corresponding "Best Center 2009" award • • Then in 2013, the Bregenz Festival Hall again received an award from the EVVC, which this time was awarded in cooperation with the Association German Convention Bureau, namely the "Meeting Experts Green Award" in the category "Sustainable Event Center" • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @tsardaki • ✍️️: @wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #Bregenz #Austria

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#AccidentalWesAnderson Schoolhouse | Columbia, California | c. 1860 • • The Columbia School was California’s first two-story brick schoolhouse, built in 1860 of locally made, sun-dried bricks, at a cost of $5,000, the school opened in November of that year with 368 students, two teachers and a principal • • The school was in continuous use until 1937 when it was closed for not meeting California earthquake requirements • • It was purchased by the state of California for $1 in 1947, and incorporated into the historic district park • • This park district is one of the most popular tourist attractions, including Columbia's main street which is closed to automobile traffic, but horses, carriages, bicycles and pedestrians are welcomed • • The school is open with ongoing exhibits for visitors • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @anne.lst • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture

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#AccidentalWesAnderson Little Pheasant Castle | Saxony, Germany | c. 1728 • • The Little Pheasant Castle is the smallest royal castle in Saxony and a famous landmark of Germany sometimes referred to as "Paradise in a Nutshell" • • Located near the banks of the Moritzburg Castle pond, the place is regarded as the last castle in Saxony preserved in the original style of the Dresden Rococo • • In 1728, Augustus the Strong began laying the foundation for the future castle. The place was meant to breed pheasants to hunt for the royal table, but it was ruined in the Seven Years’ War • • In 1769, Augustus’s great-grandson started its reconstruction. Count Marcolini, senior chamberlain and friend of the young Elector, leased the garden and had a little summer palace erected above the old pheasant house – the architect was Johann Daniel Schade • • Fashionable at that time, the Far Eastern motives give the exotic appearance to the castle: an intricate turret on the roof is crowned by a gilded figure of Chinese mandarin, and the inside is decorated with unique wall tapestries of feathers, wood, pearls and embroideries • • After 1815 pheasant breeding was outlawed, and only the noble pheasants and other exotic birds were maintained • • 📸 & ✍️️: @marie_ohh_marie • • #WesAnderson #AccidentallyWesAnderson

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#AccidentalWesAnderson New Windsor Hotel | Phoenix, Arizona | c. 1893 • • The 6th Avenue Hotel – now known as the New Windsor Hotel, is the only 19th century hotel which is still in use in the original town-site of Phoenix, Arizona • • In 1893, pioneer and businessman A.D. Walsh built the 6th Avenue Hotel to keep up with the demand of the growing town of Phoenix • • In 1925, the hotel was renamed the Windsor Hotel and in the 1930s went through a remodeling process in which a third story was added. Then in the 1950s, it was finally renamed the "New" Windsor Hotel • • The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and it is no longer used as a hotel, but rather a low cost haven for the elderly poor • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @johnnyhifi • • ✍️: @wikipedia • #WesAnderson #AccidentallyWesAnderson

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#AccidentalWesAnderson Schloss Moritzburg | Saxony, Germany | c. 1546 • • The Morirzburg Castle is a Baroque palace in Saxony, Germany • • Construction started in the mid 16th century when elector Moritz of Saxony decided to build a country estate for hunting, which had been a successful endeavor in other surrounding forests • • As such, hunting trophies can be found everywhere – even the front entrance of the castle is decorated with huge deer antlers hinting at the power and invincibility of the owners of the castle • • The depicted dining hall of the castle is richly decorated with trophies as well • • The entire collection of hunting trophies is unique and considered one of the most valuable in Europe, if not the entire world • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸 & ✍️: @katia_mi_ • #WesAnderson

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#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

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#AccidentalWesAnderson Gold Crest Motel | Wildwood Crest, NJ | c. 1967 • • The Wildwoods comprise of three towns along a 5-mile barrier island on the southern New Jersey coastline • • They started drawing tourists in the 1950s with the completion of the Garden State Parkway. That’s when middle-class motorists began arriving in droves, and motels started popping up by the hundreds over the next 20 years • • Inspired by European high modernist design, they sported bright colors, angular features and distinctive, sometimes kitschy ornamentation • • While about half of them have since given way to towering condominiums, those that remain are still family-owned and -operated, and little has changed about the way they look since they were constructed • • 📸: @tylerhaughey • • #WesAnderson

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