All the Places That’ll Remind You of a Wes Anderson Film

The Wes Anderson aesthetic has been defined by many as colourful. His whimsical take on real life has created beautiful movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Darjeeling Limited, where reality is reconstructed into toy-like buildings and places. A deeper look into all of his artistic interpretation suggests that this man has a thing for visual language – playing with colours to paint a vivid story through mise-en-scenes. The only thing that separates Anderson from the rest is a colour palette unlike any other. Think vintage, think light, and you’d get the basis of a theme right there. It doesn’t stop there though, add washed out items, make sure it has an old fashioned touch, and you’re set.

Image Reddit Users

Thanks to that aesthetic repetition, people all over the world who have felt the Anderson effect can recognise the director’s creative touch in the most unusual places. Taken with amazing composition and then compiled into a thread titled Accidental Wes Anderson on Reddit, these photos come all the way from places like North Korea to the residential areas of Hong Kong.

To see a clear case of life imitating art, scroll down for more:

Braemar, Scotland
Kastellet in Copenhagen, Denmark
Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, England
Metro train in Brussels
Hamble-Warsash Ferry Shelter in Hampshire, UK
Stenbock Palace in Stockholm, Sweden
Hotel Polonia in Warsaw, Poland
Hotel Saratoga in Havana, Cuba
Abandoned Hotel Belvédère in Furka pass, Switzerland
Pennsylvania Railroad Suburban Station, Pennsylvania
Empty Pool
Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan, Italy
Burabai Lake, Kazakhstan
Grand Hotel de l’Europe in Bad Gastein, Austria
Grand Hotel Tremezzo
“Chateau” by Jeremy Kohm
Abandoned mall in Florida, U.S.
Door in Kiev, Ukraine
Ebb Tide” at Gold Crest Resort Motel by Tyler Haughey
Stadt-Bad Gotha in Gotha, Germany
REDvalentino Store in Rome, Italy
Berlin, Germany, photo by Úlfar Loga
Spadina road, Toronto
Estoi, Portugal
Two Harbors in Minnesota, U.S.
Redhill Station in Singapore by Dan Sully
Conference Room in North Korea
Ribersborgs open-air bath in Malmö, Sweden

For more things Wes Anderson related/inspired, read up on this post about the (almost) full Wes Anderson soundtrack playlist or visit Nguan’s photography on urban ennui here