Director Wes Anderson is known for creating films with a striking visual style and delightfully eccentric characters. They’re unforgettable; once you hear titles like Moonrise Kingdom or The Grand BudapestHotel, you can instantly picture how they look.Clad in retro-inspired color schemes and costumes, his movies inspire us to look for the whimsy of everyday life. For those who find it, they’ve got a place to share their discoveries—the subreddit called Accidental Wes Anderson. There, people from across the globe post places that could be part of his film sets.
As Reddit demonstrates, the Wes Anderson look isn’t specific to one part of the world. From Scotland to Hong Kong you can find these special places—you just have to be in the right mindset. Redditor jake_tobin is a great example of this. They recently posted a picture of an ornate house on Spadina road in Toronto. When another Redditor saw it, they commented, “I’ve walked by that building numerous times and never saw it like this. It’s crazy what you don’t take in sometimes. Thank you.”
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