Dallo scorso giugno su Instagram c’è un profilo che raccoglie fotografie di posti di tutto il mondo che sembrano essere usciti da un film del regista Wes Anderson, quello di I Tenenbaum, Le avventure acquatiche di Steve Zissou e Grand Budapest Hotel, tra gli altri. L’immaginario di Anderson è molto riconoscibile, per le palette di colori che sceglie per le scenografie e per le inquadrature simmetriche, ad esempio. Il profilo si chiama accidentallywesanderson, è stato ispirato da un subreddit che ha più o meno lo stesso nome e ha più di 84mila seguaci: chiunque può mandare a un indirizzo email immagini di posti che gli ricordano un film di Wes Anderson, perché siano incluse nella raccolta.
Wally Koval, il creatore del profilo, ha detto a Vogue che ha cominciato usando le fotografie raccolte su Reddit, ma nel giro di poco tempo hanno iniziato ad arrivargli moltissime altre immagini ogni giorno. Sotto ogni immagine ci sono delle informazioni sul luogo che raffigura e la sua storia.
Tra le fotografie pubblicate finora (alcune delle quali di posti in Italia) si vedono molti fari che assomigliano a quello di Moonrise Kingdom – Una fuga d’amore o a quello di Steve Zissou, treni che ricordano Il treno per il Darjeeling, palazzi che sembrano il Grand Budapest Hotel e funivie simili a quella dello stesso film.
Un hotel a Praga
#AccidentalWesAnderson Hotel Opera | Prague, Czech Republic | c. 1891 • • The Opera Hotel is a six-story neo-renaissance hotel with 67-rooms and commercial space built in 1891 in the center of Prague, Chzech Republic • • At the time of construction, the only commercial space was a restaurant on the first floor, then during the first half of the 20th century, the floor-by floor hotel conversion took place after the current owners’ ancestor, Karel Ceska, bought the building in 1918 • • Shortly after seizing power in 1948, the Communist Party nationalized the hotel – the communists seized the hotel without Karel’s consent and without compensation • • While under state control, the hotel fell into disrepair due to neglect and mismanagement, and it wasn’t until 1992, after the fall of communism, when the hotel was returned to the Ceska family • • A major renovation then took place and as the hotel needed to continue running while the renovation took place, the project took 12 years to complete • • Know more? Please comment below! • • ?: @valentina_jacks • ✍️: @wikipedia • • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #Symmetry #SymmetricalMonsters #Prague #CzechRepublicic
Un treno in Norvegia
Un faro in Australia
#AccidentalWesAnderson North Mole Light | Fremantle, Australia | c. 1906 • • The North Mole Lighthouse began operation in 1906 at entrance to Fremantle Harbour in Western Australia • • The occulting red light, emitted from a fixed lightsource at a focal plane height of 15 metres (49 ft) above sea level, is visible for 11 miles (18 km) and indicates the westernmost point of the harbour and its entrance • • The lighthouseestablished permanent service from 1906; after the mole's foundations had settled a temporary lighting arrangement there was discharged • • The light originally planned for the house was found to be too powerful and was sent to Broome for the steel lighthouse at Gantheume Point • • The lighthouse and its technically identical yet green coloured partner on the south mole are the last remaining of their type and it has an 'indicative place' status of the Register of the National Estate and is a well-known landmark to seamen visiting the port • • Both lights were designed by Charles Yelverton O'Connor, an engineer responsible for the construction of Fremantle Harbour and who advanced the proposal of the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme • • The 15 m tower is made of cast iron, painted red and features classical decorations • • Located at the end of North Mole Drive, the position is a well used recreational fishing spot and a vantage point for ocean yacht racing or birdwatching • • Know more? Please comment below! • • ?: @kehnnee • ✍️: @wikipedia • • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #Symmetry #SymmetricalMonsters #Fremantle #Australia
Il salone di un castello in Germania
#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
Il Cinema Impero ad Asmara, in Eritrea
Sul Post ne avevamo scritto qui.
#AccidentalWesAnderson Cinema Impero | Asmara, Eritrea | c. 1937 • The Cinema Impero was built in 1937 by the colonial authorities in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea. It was the largest movie theater constructed in the city during the last period of the Italian colony and was named after the conquest of Ethiopia by Mussolini and his proclamation of the Italian Empire • 70 years later, the building remains a working cinema today, and it is considered one of the world's finest examples of Art Déco style building • Know more history? Please comment below! • ?: Edward Denison Photography #WesAnderson
Una stazione della metropolitana a Singapore
#AccidentalWesAnderson MRT Station | Bukit Merah, Singapore | c. 1988 • As one of the most prominent photos in the #AccidentalWesAnderson "movement", photographer @Dan_Sully captured the Redhill Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Station, an above-ground station on the East West Line located in Bukit Merah, Singapore. • • The Singapore MRT is the second-oldest metro system in Southeast Asia, after Philippine's Manila Light Rail Transit System that established in 1984 • • The station color is a pink pastel and there are four other stations (of a total 91!) each with their own pastel motif. • • Know more history? Please comment below! • • ?: @dan_sully
Un faro in Islanda
#AccidentalWesAnderson Húsavík Light | Húsavík, Iceland | c. 1956 • • The Húsavík Light is a lighthouse off the north Eastern coast of Iceland, boasting an interesting semicircular cylindrical concrete tower standing 39 feet (12 meters) tall, and a multi-colored lantern and gallery inset in the top • • Located on the east side of Skjálfandi Bay, the town of Húsavík is actually a fishing port with a population of about 2400; it is one of the largest and most accessible locations in northeastern Iceland • • The lighthouse is located on a promontory on the north side of the entrance to Húsavík harbor, about 2 km (1.2 mi) west of town • • Still active today, it has a focal plane of 164 feet (50 meters) and when in use, the light will flash every 2.5 seconds either the color white, red or green depending on the direction it is facing • • While the site is open to the public, the Tower is restricted to authorized personnel • • Know more? Please comment below! • • ?: @matthijsvmierlo • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #SymmetricalMonsters #Húsavík #Iceland
La piscina di un hotel a Senigallia, nelle Marche
#AccidentalWesAnderson Hotel Nuovo Diana | Senigallia, Italy | c. 1975 • • Senigallia "Velvet Beach" is a seaside port in Italy that boasts the longest tradition catering to European vacationers going back to the 1850s • • Built in 1975 and renovated in 2000, while not supremely historic, the Nuovo Diana offers a 7th floor panoramic solarium – pictured here – where you can relax in a unique 30-meter-high ambiance overlooking the velvet beach, enjoying a 360° panorama • • Know more? Please share below! • • ?: @campidimargherite • • #WesAnderson
Una stanza in un palazzo governativo di Ho Chi Minh, in Vietnam
#AccidentalWesAnderson Reunification Palace Bunker | Saigon Vietnam | 1966 • In 1868, a residence was built on this site for the French Governor General of Cochin-China and gradually it expanded to become Norodom Palace. • When the French departed, the palace became home to the South Vietnamese president, who was so unpopular that his own Air Force bombed the palace in 1962. The president ordered a new residence be built on the same site, this time with a bomb shelter in the basement. Work was completed in 1966, but the president was killed by his own troops in 1963 • The newly completed building was named independence palace and was home to the succeeding South Vietnamese president until his departure in 1975. • Also known as Independence Palace, these days the Reunification Palace is primarily a tourist destination, but it is occasionally used for official government functions. • Know more history? Please comment below! • ?: @sdlonyerttam
Una chiesa di San Pietroburgo
#AccidentalWesAnderson Chesme Church | Saint Petersburg, Russia | c. 1780 • • Church of Saint John the Baptist at Chesme Palace, also called the Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, is a small Russian Orthodox Church in Saint Petersburg, Russia • • It was built by the Russian court architect Yury Felten in 1780, at the direction of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia • • It was erected adjacent to the Chesme Palace to commemorate the anniversary of Russia's 1770 victory over Turkish forces in Chesme Bay in the Aegean Sea during the Russo-Turkish War of 1768–1774. • • The church and the Chesme Palace became a labour camp when the Soviet government occupied it and In 1923, the church was closed and used as a storehouse • • Between 1941 and 1945, the church suffered damages during the "Great Patriotic War", then during the Second World War, the Institute of Aviation Technology took possession of the Church and the Chesme Palace • • During 1970–75, it was fully restored under the supervision of the architects M.I. Tolstov and A.P. Kulikov, and in 1977, the church became a museum of the Battle of Chesme (with artifacts from the Central Naval Museum) • • Religious control was restored to the Russian Orthodox Church in 1991, and regular church services have been held at the church since then • • Know more? Please comment below! • • ?: @piffpaffpuff • ✍️️: @wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #StPetersburg #Russia
Una piscina a Budapest
#AccidentalWesAnderson Gellért Thermal Baths | Budapest, Hungary | c. 1918 • • Part of the famous Hotel Gellért in Buda, the Gellért Thermal Baths and Swimming Pool(also known as the Gellért Baths or in Hungarian as the Gellért fürdő) is a bath complex in Budapest, Hungary • • The bath complex was built between 1912 and 1918 in the Art Nouveau style. It was damaged during World War II, but then rebuilt • • References to healing waters in this location are found from as early as the 13th century. A hospital was located on this site during the Middle Ages and baths were built here during the reign of the Ottoman Empire • • The "magical healing spring" was used by the Turkish during the 16th and 17th centuries and was called Sárosfürdő ("muddy” bath), because the mineral mud would settle at the bottom of pools • • The Gellért Bath underwent its first extensive renovation in 2008, closing only once in its almost century long existence due to a burst pipe • • The Gellért was open even during World War II. Towards the end of the war the prestigious Art Nouveau women's thermal bath was bombed, destroying the Zsolnaypyrogranite facade and the wooden interior of the dressing rooms • • Due to economic condition following the war, the thermal bath was redesigned in a much more puritanical manner. The 2008 reconstruction served to restore the bath to its original splendor • • Know more? Please comment below! • • ?: @eleanortorbati • • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #Budapest #Hungary