Les films d’Anderson sont souvent des contes fabuleux remplis de couleurs et de détails très travaillés. Il existe une panoplie de lieux sur Terre qui ont l’air tout droit sortis d’un de ses films. L’auteur du compte Instagram @AccidentlyWesAnderson s’est fait un plaisir de les regrouper. Ce compte Instagram participatif regroupe toutes les occurrences visuelles qui rappellent l’univers du réalisateur de The Royal Tenenbaums ou The Grand Budapest Hotel.
De Budapest à Singapour en passant par Athènes, le monde regorge de pépites ayant l’air sorties d’un conte de fée. Paysages boisés, couleurs pastel, minimalisme impeccable, camaïeu de bleu… L’architecture de certains bâtiments ferait retomber en enfance tout à chacun.
Avec sa communauté de cinéphiles avertis à la recherche de lieux uniques et ses 172 000 followers, le compte s’est fait connaître au point que Wes Anderson en personne est tombé dessus. Ravi de l’existence de ce compte, il a même permis à l’administrateur de révéler en avant première l’affiche de son prochain film, Isle of Dogs. Entrez dans l’univers féérique de Wes Anderson !
_________________________ Central Fire Station | Singapore | c. 1908 • • The Central Fire Station is the oldest existing fire station in Singapore, and is located at Hill Street in the Museum Planning Area. The building currently houses the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery which is the official museum of the Singapore Civil Defence Force • • The idea for a professional Fire Brigade was conceived after a major fire took place in 1855. It was 14 years before a volunteer fire service was started and 36 years before Singapore’s first proper fire station — Central Fire Station — was built • • In 1905, planning for Central Fire Station began under the supervision of the Fire Brigade superintendent, Montague Pett. The station was completed in 1909 at a cost of S$64,000 • • At the time, the Station had four portable water pumps which was a huge improvement over what existed before. Superintendent Pett fought for improved working conditions and initiated fire safety measures in public buildings. Standards of operations rose to a professional level and the degree of fire-related damage fell significantly • • The fire Brigade became so invaluable that during the Japanese Occupation, the Japanese retained British firemen in their jobs, who were thus spared incarceration • • The Central Fire Station became a national monument on December 18th 1998 and remains in use today • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @kehnnee • ✍️: @wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #SymmetricalMonsters #AccidentalWesAnderson #Singapore
_________________________ Museu do Vinho | Pico Island, Portugal | 1999 • • Located on Pico Island in the Portuguese Azores, the Museu do Vinho or ‘Museum of Wine’ was established in 1999 and is an extension of the Pico Museum • • Located on the premises of the former Convent of the Order of Carlo, dating back to the 17th century, the building constitutes an architectural symbol of the golden phase of the “Vinho Verdelho” cycle on the island • • Wine production on the island dates back to the 15th century, and the forest of secular dragon trees that are part of the landscape date back even further – some an estimated 1000 years old • • The man-made landscape of stone walls (currais) laid out in grid formation running inland from, and parallel to, the rocky shore is uniquely organized in a pattern of vine plots to protect the Verdelho grapes from the harsh winds and seawater • • The lava landslides and the volcanic rocky soil dominate the landscape, so much so that in the tradition of the Portuguese poet, Raul Brandão, Pico is referred to as the Ilha Preta (« Black Island »), for its black volcanic earth • • The museum’s collection is comprised of ethnographic pieces, objects linked to the cycles of wine making. In 2004 the vineyard landscape was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @mariarampell • ✍️: @wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #PicoIsland #SymmetricalMonsters #Portugal #AccidentalWesAnderson #Azores
____________________ Konzerthaus Berlin | Berlin, Germany | c. 1821 • • The Konzerthaus Berlin is a concert hall situated on the Gendarmenmarkt square in the central Mitte district of Berlin, housing the German orchestra Konzerthausorchester Berlin • • Built as a theatre from 1818 to 1821 under the name of the Schauspielhaus Berlin, its usage changed to a concert hall after the Second World War and its name changed to its present one in 1994 • • After the building’s predecessor, the National-Theater was destroyed by fire a in 1817, the new hall was designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel between 1818 and 1821 and inaugurated on June 18, 1821 with the acclaimed premiere of Carl Maria von Weber’s opera Der Freischütz • • During the 1848 Revolution its main auditorium housed the Prussian National Assembly for several weeks in September, with the Gendarmenmarkt a major arena of political events • • After World War I the Schauspielhaus reopened under the name of Preußisches Staatstheater Berlin in October 1919. It soon became one of the leading theatres of the Weimar Republic, a tradition ambivalently continued after the Nazi takeover in 1933 • • Severely damaged by Allied bombing and the Battle of Berlin the building was rebuilt from 1977 onwards and reopened as the concert hall of the Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester in 1984 with a gala concert • • The exterior, including many of the sculptures of composers, is a faithful reconstruction of Schinkel’s designs, while the interior was adapted in a Neoclassical style meeting the conditions of the altered use • • The great hall is equipped with a notable four-manual pipe organ built by Jehmlich Orgelbau Dresden in 1984. The organ has four manuals and pedal, 74 stops and 5,811 pipes • • Acoustically, the hall is considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world for music and/or opera • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @lindaberlin • • ✍️: @wikipedia • • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #SymmetricalMonsters #AccidentalWesAnderson #Berlin #Germany