Αν είστε θαυμαστές των ταινιών του Wes Anderson θα ξέρετε πως ο διάσημος σκηνοθέτης, έχει μια ιδιαίτερη αδυναμία στα παιχνιδιάρικα σκηνικά, δίνει ιδιαίτερη σημασία στη φωτογραφία των ταινιών του, ενώ κάθε του πλάνο μοιάζει να είναι ψυχαναγκαστικά τέλειο.

Ο βραβευμένος σκηνοθέτης των ταινιών «The Grand Budapest Hotel», «Moonrise Kingdom», «The Royal Tenenbaums» και «Rushmore» ξεχωρίζει για την αισθητική του κι εύκολα μπορεί κανείς να αναγνωρίσει το μαγικό άγγιγμα του στις ταινίες που υπογράφει.

Και αφού διαβάζετε αυτό το άρθρο, με χαρά σας ανακοινώνουμε πως δεν είστε οι μόνοι που  θαυμάζετε το πολύχρωμο και δημιουργικό O.C.D του Wes Anderson. Συγκεκριμένα, ένας λογαριασμός στο Instagram, με την πολύ εύστοχη ονομασία Accidentally Wes Anderson ( Κατά τύχη Wes Anderson) δημοσιεύσει φωτογραφίες από πραγματικές τοποθεσίες και πολύχρωμα σκηνικά κρυμμένα στα πιο απίθανα μέρη του κόσμου.

Ξενοδοχεία, μαγαζιά, δρόμοι, φυσικά τοπία και άνθρωποι που κάλλιστα θα μπορούσαν να πρωταγωνιστήσουν στην επόμενη ταινία του Wes Anderson, συγκεντρώνονται σε ένα από τα πιο ενδιαφέροντα accounts του Instagram.

Ακόμα μια απόδειξη του ότι η πραγματικότητα ξεπερνά κάθε φαντασία…

Δείτε παρακάτω μερικά πραγματικά τοπία και σκηνικά που θα ζήλευε ακόμα και ο Wes Anderson:

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________________________ Dartmouth Steam Railway | Devon, England | c. 1859 • The Dartmouth Steam Railway, formerly known as the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway, is a 6.7-mile (10.8 km) heritage railway on the former Great Western Railway branch line between Paignton and Kingswear in Devon, England • While the first section of the Torquay line was opened in 1848, it was another 11 years before the railway was extended from Torre to Paignton and a further five years before the line was completed to Kingswear. The line finally opened to traffic in August 1864, under the South Devon Railway management, and in 1876 it was absorbed into the Great Western Railway • The Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway that is in operation today is running thanks to the efforts of the Dart Valley Railway PLC over the past 30 years. It is a commercial company which is unusual amongst heritage railways, as they typically rely on volunteer labour or charitable donations – although a few volunteers do help at Churston railway station • The railway opened under the Dart Valley Railway control in 1969. Within a few years the Paignton to Kingswear line was threatened with closure by British Railways, at which point Dart Valley also acquired this section of line and began train services in 1973. The Paignton to Kingswear line remains fully up to main line standards and is able to carry the largest and heaviest locomotives in Britain • The railway has a fleet of 21 coaches with 19 available for service and a further two coaches refurbished for special purposes. Other locomotives visit the railway, either to supplement the railway's own fleet or to bring in special trains from the national rail network • 📷: @lgrimwoodphoto ✍: @wikipedia + @dartmouth_steam_railway • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #AccidentalWesAnderson #DartmouthSteamRailway #Devon #England

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________________________ Western Baths Club | ​Glasgow, Scotland​ | c. 1876 • The Western Baths Club is a Victorian-era private swimming and leisure club in Glasgow, Scotland. Founded in 1876, the club remains at its original site at 12 Cranworth Street and, along with the Arlington Baths, is one of two clubs of its kind left in Glasgow • The 'Baths', as they are more commonly known, are cherished not only by residents of the city’s west end from where they take their name, but by many all over Scotland and across the world. Designed by architect Clark and Bell, the Baths are distinguished for their period ​trapeze​ and exercise rings suspended​ over the ​swimming pool • During its early years, members of the private swimming pool came from a variety of backgrounds – from merchants, manufacturers, and shipbuilders to physicians, bankers, professors and writers. Notable Scottish society members also attended. Yet, despite its popularity, the Baths would face difficult times and dwindling membership over the decades • At the root of many of its issues was a Cochrane oil-fired boiler that provided more problems than heat for the Baths. Bathmaster family the Wilsons would end up putting in 90-hour work weeks to maintain the private club and breathe life into the rarely-working boiler. Eventually, the boiler was replaced, but in the 1970s the Baths would face another setback when the Victorian roof collapsed • Today, after significant restoration and expansion, the Baths are thriving. They’ve acquired adjacent ground and erected a new building to house a modern sports hall and gym, and currently have a membership of 2,600 • Know more? Please comment below! • 📸: @sooukdotcom ✍: @kelly.murray 📰: @wikipedia + @westernbathsclub + historicpools.org.uk • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #AccidentalWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vscotravel #SwimmingPools #Glasgow #VisitScotland

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________________________ Hotel Sevilla​ | Havana, Cuba | c. 1908 • The Hotel Sevilla is a historic hotel in Havana, Cuba. Designed by architects Arrellano y Mendozoan, the four-story Moorish Revival structure located on Calle Trocadero opened on March 22, 1908 and became Havana’s leading turn-of-the-century luxury hotel • The Hotel Sevilla was later purchased by American hoteliers John McEntee Bowman and Charles Francis Flynn and renamed the Hotel-Sevilla Biltmore. A huge ten-story tower wing, with a rooftop ballroom designed by New York architects Schultze & Weaver, was later added • Its luxury proved to attract more than just the American elite when Italian-Uruguayan mobster Amleto Battisti y Lora purchased the Sevilla-Biltmore in 1939. Over the next two decades, its casino would become closely associated with Havana’s mafia network and eventually became partly-owned by one of the most powerful mobsters in America, Santo Trafficante Jr • However, the Sevilla-Biltmore’s days of opulence would temporarily come to an end on New Year’s Day 1959 when Fidel Castro’s rebel army descended on Havana, causing then-President Fulgencio Batista to flee the country and mobs to destroy much of the city, including the hotel’s famed casino. Amleto Battisti would end up taking refuge in the Uruguayan embassy • Today, the hotel is owned by the Cuban state-run Gran Caribe hotel group. A landmark of Old Havana’s social and cultural scene, guests can explore nearby restaurants and cafes, enjoy the hotel’s palm-tree laden pool, or take in weekly Cuban operas hosted on the rooftop terrace • Know more? Please comment below! • 📸: @kehnnee ✍: @kelly.murray 📰: @wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #AccidentalWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vscotravel #TravelMore #HotelSevilla #Havana #Cuba🇨🇺

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________________________ Miami Beach | Miami, Florida | c. 1915 • Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Incorporated on March 26, 1915, the municipality is located on natural and man-made barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, the latter of which separates the Beach from Miami • In 1870, a father and son, Henry and Charles Lum, purchased the land for 75 cents an acre. The first structure to be built on the uninhabited oceanfront was the Biscayne House of Refuge, constructed in 1876 by the United States Life-Saving Service at approximately 72nd Street. Its purpose was to provide food, water, and a return to civilization for people who were shipwrecked • Wealthy agriculturist, John S. Collins and his family began to develop the beach as a resort in the early years of the 20th century. There were bath houses and food stands, and the first hotel – Brown's Hotel – was built in 1915 • The Town of Miami Beach was chartered on March 26, 1915 and it grew to become a City just two years later. The area was promoted as a site for wealthy industrialists from the north and Midwest to and build their winter homes • The great 1926 Miami hurricane put an end to this prosperous era of the Florida Boom, but in the 1930s Miami Beach still attracted tourists, and investors constructed the mostly small-scale, stucco hotels and rooming houses, for seasonal rental, that comprise much of the present "Art Deco" historic district • The 1980s and early 90s brought a massive infusion of investment capital that produced a reborn Miami Beach. The area has thrived amidst that change and overcome many difficulties as it continues to be an international destination for travel, business, and permanent residents • 📸: @tommy.clarke ✍: @wikipedia + miaminewtimes.com + miamiherald.com • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #TravelMore #AccidentalWesAnderson #MiamiBeach #Florida🏖

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________________________ Sands Club​ | Treasure Cay, Abaco Island | c. 2014 • Treasure Cay is a parcel of land connected to Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. A tourist destination known for its sandy white beaches, visitors have been coming and going from Treasure Cay since the late 18th century • The Abaco Islands were first inhabited by the Lucayans, a branch of the Taínos, an indigenous people who inhabited most of the Caribbean islands. In 1783, 600 English Loyalists fleeing the tense atmosphere of a post-Revolutionary War America arrived on the Island. They founded the settlement of Carleton Point, named after Sir Guy Carleton, on the northern end of Sand Banks Cay near Treasure Cay. A hurricane hit in 1785, and the settlement was later deserted • However, the unpredictable weather conditions of the Caribbean didn’t stop more Englishmen from pouring in. Settlers continued to colonize the Island well into the 19th century, cultivating crops like sea island cotton and building ships to sustain their economy. The Island continued to operate under British rule until 1971 when the Prime Minister of the Bahamas announced his government's plans for independence from Britain • Today, those visiting Treasure Cay will find two major resorts – including the Sands Club – condos, villas, and private homes. Located nearby are local shops, a golf course, and a large marina that hosts seasonal fishing tournaments. Visitors can explore the pristine beaches along the Sea of Abaco or explore the nearby Blue Hole nestled in the island’s pine barrens • Know more? Please comment below! • 📸: @maryschlacter ✍: @kelly.murray 📰: wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #AccidentalWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vscotravel #TravelMore #TreasureCay #AbacoIsland #Bahamas🇧🇸

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________________________ Choi Hung Estate | Ngau Chi Wan, ​Hong Kong​ | c. 1964 • Choi Hung Estate, which translates to ‘Rainbow Estate’, is one of the oldest public housing estates in Hon​g Kong​. Located in the Wong Tai Sin District of Kowloon, the estate was built by the former Hong Kong Housing Authority from 1962 to 1964 • Designed to provide locals with affordable housing, the Estate accommodates nearly 43,000 people, and was the largest public housing estate of the mid-20th century. Attracting both recognition and prominence, the Estate received a Silver Medal from the Hong Kong Institute of Architects in 1965, and visits from British Princesses Margaret and Alexandra, and politician Richard Nixon, who would later become President of the United States • With 11 blocks of residential buildings, one car park, five schools, and various shops and restaurants on the ground floor of each block, there is plenty to see and explore in the cheery, colorful housing estate. Yet, perhaps the most famous — and most visited — destination within the Estate is the multicolored basketball court • Attracting thousands of tourists, photographers, and architecture enthusiasts each year, the basketball court is a world-famous attraction in itself. Situated against the rainbow-colored apartments of the Estate, the court creates a picture-perfect view and has played host to a variety of enthusiasts from Instagrammers to the Korean boyband, Seventeen • Today, Choi Hung Estate continues to operate as public housing. It is managed by Hong Kong’s current Housing Authority, and serves as home to thousands of residents • Know more? Please comment below! • 📸: @ludwigfavre ✍: @kelly.murray 📰: @wikipedia, theblondeabroad.com • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #AccidentalWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vscotravel #TravelMore #ChoiHungEstate #ILoveHongKong #HongKong🇭🇰

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________________________ Teatro de Maestranza | Seville, Spain | c. 1991 • Teatro de Maestranza is an opera house located in the Spanish city of Seville. Designed by architects Aurelio del Pozo and Luis Marin, it is considered one of the most prestigious venues in Spain. It held its first performance in 1991 and was officially inaugurated by Queen Sophia in 1992 • While mainly devoted to opera, the Teatro holds a variety of musical programs including lyric concerts, dances, flamenco performances, and Spanish operettas. Known as Zarzuela, the operettas alternate between spoken and sung scenes, incorporating operatic and popular songs, as well as dance • While its tragedies are usually meant for the stage, the Teatro endured a tragedy of its own when on July 16th 1992, a suspended platform forming part of the scenery collapsed during a rehearsal for the Opéra national de Paris of Verdi's Otello, killing one and leaving many other members of their company injured • Yet, the Teatro was able to move past the event and has continued to put on operas for the past twenty-eight years, with some of the most famous opera companies and performers, including Luciano Pavarotti and Alfredo Kraus, gracing its stage • Today, the Royal Seville Symphony Orchestra (ROSS) serves as the resident orchestra and the artistic director is Pedro Halffter. The theatre is the ROSS' main concert venue and is also home to the Choir of the Friends' Society of the Maestranza Theatre • Know more? Please comment below! • 📸: @alessiapnl ✍️: @kelly.murray 📰: @wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #AccidentalWesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #Vscotravel #PassionPassport #TeatroDeMaestranza #Seville #Spain🇪🇸

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________________________ Slovenian Railways | Pragersko, Slovenia | c. 1991 • Slovenian Railways (Slovene: Slovenske železnice, SŽ) is the state railway company of Slovenia, created in 1991 from the Ljubljana division of the former Yugoslav Railways after the breakup of Yugoslavia • The history of rail transport in Slovenia dates back to 1846 with the opening day of the Graz to Celje section of the Austrian Southern Railway. The events that day included the inaugural run of the first train to operate in Slovenia. Shortly after the pomp and circumstance, the difficult and dangerous task of extending the line though challenging terrain to Ljubljana was underway. Finally completed in 1849, the line eventually continued to Trieste, now in Italy • Starting in 1860, numerous other railways were built through to the early 1900s. Single-track electrified lines were added after World War II, and updates were made along the way • Today, the state run Slovenian Railways operates 1,560 km of tracks, reaching all regions of the country. It is well connected to all surrounding countries, reflecting the fact that Slovenia used to be part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and later of Yugoslavia. Left-hand running is used on double-track sections, unlike the remainder of the former Yugoslavian railways which is right-hand running (equivalent to driving on different sides of the road) • More complicated than right-handed or left-handed running equipment is the electrification of the remainder of the former Yugoslavian railways. They operate on an AC system, meaning that trains to Zagreb must change engines at Dobova until dual system engines become available. The DC system was inherited from the Italian Ferrovie dello Stato and further electrification was conducted with the same system to preserve compatibility • Know more? Please comment below! • 📸: @nastjanst ✍: @wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #TravelMore #AccidentalWesAnderson #Pragersko #Slovenskeželeznice #Slovenia🇸🇮

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________________________ The Niesenbahn | Bern, Switzerland | c. 1910 • The Niesen Funicular, also known as The Niesenbahn, is a funicular railway in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. Traversing steep Alpine slopes, this engineering marvel is one of the longest and highest funiculars in the world and was constructed at a time that predates cranes and helicopters • Construction began in 1906, and the line officially opened in 1910. Composed of two sections separated by an intermediate station (the only other station on the line aside from the two terminals), the Niesenbahn carries passengers from the Mülenen train station to the peak of the nearby Niesen mountain which sits at 2,336 meters (7,664 feet) above sea level. To reach that summit, the tracks proceed along severe inclines with a maximum gradient of 68% • The cars can accommodate a maximum of 65 passengers and take approximately 30 minutes to complete the entire journey. More adventurous sightseers are given the option of hiking between any of the two stations, either on the way up or the way down • The line operates from late April to mid November, with cars operating every 30 minutes between 08:00 and 17:00. A 15-minute interval service is provided at busy periods, and evening services are operated on some days • Know more? Please comment below! • 📸: @wildandwithout ✍️: @wikipedia + @atlasobscura • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #Vscotravel #ArchitectureLovers #Travelgram #TheNiesenbahn #CableCqrs #Switzerland #CableCarsofInstagram #NiesenMountain #NiesenFunicular #VisitBern #InLoveWithSwitzerland #MySwitzerland

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________________________ Hey Adventurers! 👋 We have so much in store for our final day exploring Los Angeles 🗺 To keep with the trend, we will continue our trek Westward and hit the coast for one last hurrah 🌴 Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and Malibu here we come! ⛱☀️ Who wants to ride shotgun?😉🚖 ______________________________________________________ Georgian Hotel | Los Angeles, California | c. 1933 • Built in 1933, the Georgian Hotel was designed to be an intimate hideaway, catering to Los Angeles’ high society. At the time of its development, it was nestled in a heavily-wooded shoreline of the little-known seaside community of Santa Monica. The vision of Attorney and Judge, Harry J. Borde, the hotel showcased the Romanesque Revival and Art Deco architecture, and was among the first skyscrapers to call Ocean Avenue home • As time passed, the basement restaurant of the Georgian earned a great deal of attention. One of the last strongholds of the Prohibition Era, it was considered a true Speakeasy, which hosted the likes of "Bugsy" Siegel, Clark Gable, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Carole Lombard, and dozens of other film stars and industry moguls • In the 1940s and 1950s, Santa Monica was taken by a technological and industrial boom, led by the Donald Douglas Aircraft Factory. Guests calling the hotel their temporary LA home included aircraft designers, servicemen during WWII, and gamblers who would take a motorboat offshore to spend an evening aboard the casino barges anchored a few miles offshore in Santa Monica Bay • The eight-story hotel was, for many years, one of the tallest structures in Santa Monica. Its striking look advertised Santa Monica as a modern and beautiful place to be. Today it stands out both as a monument to the city’s long tradition as a tourist and leisure destination and to the golden age of Art Deco • 📷: @lovelyindeed ✍: @wikipedia + smconservancy.org + @georgianhotelsm • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #AccidentalWesAnderson #GeorgianHotel #SantaMonica #TheGeorgian #LosAngeles #California #DiscoverLA #AccidentallyLA

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________________________ Hey Adventurers 👋 Tomorrow is the big day! Amanda and I will be kicking off our #AccidentallyLA Adventure, exploring a slice of the largest city on the West Coast thanks to all your amazing suggestions! 🌴🤗 Love having you as part of this experience and we can’t wait to show you what we find ❤️ ______________________________________________________ Union Station | Los Angeles, California | c. 1939 • Built in 1939, Los Angeles Union Station is the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States and is widely regarded as “the last of the great train stations.” The station’s signature Mission Moderne style makes it one of L.A.’s architectural gems • Commissioned in 1933 as a joint venture between the Southern Pacific, Union Pacific and Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroads, the station was intended to consolidate the three local railroad terminals. It was designed by the father-son architect team of John and Donald Parkinson with an innovative blend of Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival and Art Deco architecture now commonly referred to as Mission Moderne. The stunning facility was completed in 1939 for a reported $11 million and opened with a lavish, star-studded, three-day celebration attended by a half million Angelenos • Within just a few years of opening, the station transformed into a bustling 24-hour, seven-day-a-week operation with as many as 100 troop trains carrying tens of thousands of servicemen through the terminal every day during World War II. • In 1972, Union Station was designated as a Los Angeles Historic–Cultural Monument and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Today, the station is a major transportation hub for Southern California, serving almost 110,000 passengers a day. It is Amtrak's fifth-busiest station, by far the busiest in the Western United States and the tenth-busiest in the entire country • 📷: @Sean.hazen ❤️: @unionstationla ✍: @wikipedia + @unionstationLA • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #AccidentalWesAnderson #UnionStationLA #UnionStation #LosAngeles #California #DiscoverLA #AccidentallyLA

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_________________________ Old Gardur Lighthouse | Iceland | c. 1897 • The Old Gardur Lighthouse is located in Iceland on the northern point of the Reykjanes peninsula. It was one of the first lighthouses built in the country, dating back to 1897 • Gardur means garden or yard, and the town was named after one of the many earthen walls once erected on the boundaries between local properties. Also spelled ‘Garður’, it was mentioned in the Book of Settlement when Ingólfur Arnarson, the first settler in Iceland, gave his cousin Steinunn Gamla this area of land • There are two lighthouses in the area. The depicted lighthouse is not only older, but also the smaller of the two and was once regarded as one of the best lighthouses in Iceland because it stood low and therefore mist was not a problem. However there was risk of the lighthouse being damaged because of surf and it was sometimes not visible because of sea storm • The square building, made out of concrete, stands 12.5 m high and 3.25 m wide on each side. Connected to the building is a small room for the lighthouse keeper. Around the lighthouse is a 3 m high platform, all made out of cut stones • The tower had good quality light equipment that was fueled by gas, consisting of a lens turned by a weight-driven clockwork. The keeper had to hand wind the clockwork mechanism every four hours, which made it necessary for him to stay in the lighthouse, even at night. In later decades, it became dangerous for the keeper to stay in the lighthouse when breakers were high, so they would stay in the keeper’s house • 📷: @davidpanni ✍: @wikipedia + svgardur.is + hiticeland.com + @visitreykjanes • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #AccidentalWesAnderson #Travelmore #Iceland #OldGardurLighthouse #Gardur

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_________________________ Amer Fort | Rajasthan, India | c. 967 • Amer Fort is a fort located in Amer, Rajasthan, India. Amer is a town located 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Located high on a hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in Jaipur • The town of Amer was originally built by Meenas, and later it was ruled by Raja Man Singh I. Amer Fort is known for its artistic style elements. With its large ramparts and series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks Maota Lake, which is the main source of water for the Amer Palace • Constructed of red sandstone and marble, the opulent palace is laid out on four levels, each with a courtyard. It consists of the Diwan-i-Aam, or "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-i-Khas, or "Hall of Private Audience", the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace), or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over a water cascade within the palace. Hence, the Amer Fort is also popularly known as the Amer Palace • The palace was the residence of the Rajput Maharajas and their families. At the entrance to the palace near the fort's Ganesh Gate, there is a temple dedicated to Shila Devi, a goddess of the Chaitanya cult, which was given to Raja Man Singh when he defeated the Raja of Jessore, Bengal in 1604 • The palace and Jaigarh Fort are considered one complex, as the two are connected by a subterranean passage. This passage was meant as an escape route in times of war to enable the royal family members and others in the Amer Fort to shift to the more redoubtable Jaigarh Fort • At the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in 2013, Amer Fort, along with five other forts of Rajasthan, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan • 📷: @chrsschlkx ✍: @wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #AccidentalWesAnderson #Travelmore #Rajasthan #UNESCO #JaigarhFort #AmerFort #AmerPalace #Jaipur #India🇮🇳

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________________________ Orlando-Haus | Munich, Germany | c. 1900 • The Orlando-Haus was built in 1899/1900 by Max Littmann, a native of Chemnitz, who had built the new Hofbräuhaus a few years earlier. Originally, Platzl 4 had two houses on the property: in one, from 1556-1599 lived the composer and court conductor Orlando di Lasso, for whom a monument was created in 1849 at the Promenade Square • Located in the Altstadt neighborhood of Munich, Germany, the Orlando-haus was a place of gastronomic specialties from its origins. In the 18th century there was the Bierzäpflerei "Bei der Gretel”, and even since 2007, well known chefs have been running a Bavarian gourmet restaurant in the building • Munich has always been a major center of art, technology, finance, publishing and culture for both Germany and Europe as a whole. With a population of around 1.5 million, it is the third-largest city of Germany after Berlin and Hamburg, as well as the 12th-largest city in the European Union with one of the highest standards and quality of living • The five-story Orlando-Haus building has internal and external forms of the German Renaissance style – especially within the ground floor which is richly decorated alongside an open staircase and an arcade. At the back, the building merges into the property Falkenturmstraße • Opened in 1900, Café Orlando di Lasso quickly became a meeting place for the Munich theater scene. Even Erich Mühsam – a German-Jewish antimilitarist, poet and playwright who emerged at the end of World War I as one of the leading agitators for a federated Bavarian Soviet Republic – was a regular customer, as numerous diary entries show in which he outlined his Orlando visits in brief • 📸: @jappie_88 ✍: @wikipedia + literaturportal-bayern.de • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #AWATravel #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #AccidentalWesAnderson #StraightFacades #Travelmore #Munich #Germany🇩🇪 #OrlandoHaus

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________________________ Palazzo Nicolaci | Noto, Italy | c. 1737 • Palazzo Nicolaci was built in 1737 as a private noble house. At the beginning it belonged to the Nicolaci family, then it was partially sold to the government of Noto. Today, a part of this wing hosts the public library with thousands of volumes, and among them Spanish and Latin manuscripts • The Nicolaci’s were a bourgeois family in the period following the 1693 earthquake, which destroyed the ancient city of Noto. They were in the middle of the social ascent with a considerable position within the netina bourgeoisie. Their wealth increased through land ownership, and in 1701 the family acquired the first title of "Baroni di Gisira and Bonfalà" and with that began construction on their first palace • The palatial residence known as Palazzo Nicolaci is the largest palace in Noto. The Baron and three others lived in a building which consisted of 48 rooms, three cisterns and a number of balconies. Although the date ‘ 1737' is inscribed above the door, the palace as it stands today was actually the final product of three different architects working at different times, with the earliest development being the facade • The Baroque building today has about 90 rooms; outside, the facade is decorated with lavish balconies with curvy wrought iron balustrades adorned with statues of mermaids, sphinxes and winged horses. The balconies seem to resemble those of the Palazzo del Barone di Trezzano in Noto • On the exterior, beautifully framed windows punctuate the lower facade. These windows are similar to the so-called "kneeling window" invented by Michelangelo • Today the ground floor is home to the municipal library "Principe di Villadorata”, and the palace is still inhabited by some members of the Nicolaci family • 📷: @roselladegori ✍: @wikipedia + bluffton.edu + sicilyforall.com + @itinari.travel • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #AccidentalWesAnderson #Travelmore #Italian_trips #PalazzoNicolaci #Sicilia #Noto #Italy🇮🇹

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________________________ Vizhinjam Old Portuguese Church | Kerala, India | c. 1875 • Vizhinjam Old Portuguese Church is a Catholic house of worship built in Vizhinjam (IPA [ʋiɻiɲːam]) – a natural port located close to international shipping routes in Trivandrum city in Kerala, India • Vizhinjam was once the capital of Aye Kings during Sangam period dating back before the 5th century, but it was not until the Portuguese entered India in the early part of the 14th century that Vizhinjam started finding its place again in the annals of history. A place solemnized by the touch of St Francis’ feet with some historians noting that St. Francis himself had baptized many at Vizhinjam • The story of the beginnings of the parish is that a group of Portuguese men were once traveling in a boat through Vizhinjam sea. A sudden and vicious hail storm occurred causing the crew and travelers to pray to a statue of the Virgin Mary • They promised to float the statue on the sea and build a church where it would finally go and rest. They then placed the idol in a basket and let it float on the sea wave. Soon there was a glow inside the boat. The sea and weather became calm • When the basket came to rest near the location of the origin Vizhinjam church, the church bells started ringing continuously and people near the church took the statue and installed it in the church. Thus the church was named Sindhu Yatra Matha to denote that Virgin Mary in the church is the mother who will bless people taking sea route to travel • In 1875, Portuguese renovated the church at Vizhinjam they had built along with the ones in Kochi, Kollam and Tamil Nadu coastal areas. A new church was built in 1949, and three years later (under Padroado administration) Vizhinjam parish under Kochi diocese was attached to Thiruvananthapuram diocese • Know more? Please comment below! • 📷: @grin_land ✍: @wikipedia + vizhinjamchurch.com • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #AccidentalWesAnderson #Travelmore #OldPortugueseChurch #Vizhinjam #Trivandrumcity #Kerala

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________________________ Gärten der Welt | Berlin, Germany | c. 1987 • • Gärten der Welt (Gardens of the World) is a 43-hectacre center of internationally themed garden and landscaping artistry in Berlin, Germany with a range of styles from different eras and different parts of the world, mixing thousand-year-old traditions with contemporary garden design from five continents • • The Gardens of the World had its origins in the Berlin Horticultural Show (Berliner Gartenschau), which opened its gates in the district of Marzahn in 1987 during Berlin’s 750th Anniversary celebrations as the GDR’s garden reply to West Berlin’s Britzer Garten • • After the fall of the Berlin Wall the show site in the Marzahn recreational park (Erholungspark Marzahn) was redesigned and renamed Gärten der Welt, with the construction of the park’s Chinese Gardens as part of Berlin’s partnership with the city of Beijing • • The Oriental Garden – seen here – is an ensemble consisting of the “Reception Hall”, through which visitors pass to reach the Riyâd, a garden courtyard enclosed by a four-metre-high wall. Its architecture is based on Islamic gardening culture traditions involving themes such as the oasis, the hidden spring and Paradise • • Moroccan artisans decorated the walls and roofed arcades with ceramic tiles called “Zillij”. The whole garden is richly ornamented with decorative ceramic tiles, wooden carvings, sandstone and plaster figures. Many ornamental figures used in Islamic architecture represent parts of plants, such as flowers and leaves • • In 2017, the site was host to the International Garden Exhibition. The lead-up saw the construction of new landscape and garden spaces, buildings, artworks and playgrounds, which have now become permanent features. New additions continue to be added every year • • Know more? Please comment below! • 📷: @meike_aus_berlin ✍: @atlasobscura + gruen-berlin.de • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #AccidentalWesAnderson #travelmore #Wanderlust #Berlin #Germany #GärtenderWelt #VisitBerlin #OfficialFanOfBerlin

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