For an artist, finding your voice is achieving mastery. It means you've studied and experimented with your craft enough to be able to present it from a unique perspective. Your perspective.

When it comes to cinema, I couldn't name more than a few directors whose style is as distinct as Wes Anderson's. As SC Lannom pointed out in Studio Binder, his films are simultaneously idiosyncratic and relentlessly detailed; they're full of nuanced production design elements and visual gags, but are executed in such a deliberate manner that the viewer always 'catches' these little easter eggs that paint whatever mood Anderson intended.

Luckily for us, his vision lives on not just on the silver screen. Kind of. Founded in the summer of 2017 from a small apartment in Brooklyn, New York, Accidentally Wes Anderson (AWA) is an online project that has grown into a global community of more than one and a half million adventurers.

They share pictures of real-life places that look like movie sets that the great filmmaker could be working on. "We are intrigued by the image and delighted by the details," husband and wife duo Wally & Amanda, who started the AWA platform as a way to develop a personal travel bucket list, said. "Together, we seek and share the most beautiful, idiosyncratic, and interesting places on earth while uncovering unique and unexpected stories behind the facades."

Continue scrolling to check out some of the location scouting they did, and if you want more when you're done, check out this article we published on a subreddit with an almost identical name that is on the same quest.

More info: accidentallywesanderson.com | Instagram | Facebook

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Eastern Columbia Building | Los Angeles, California | C. 1930

Eastern Columbia Building | Los Angeles, California | C. 1930

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Helsinki, Finland C.1907

Helsinki, Finland C.1907

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Accidentally Wes Anderson categorizes these locations either by themes or color palette. In addition to a photo of a particular place, they also provide a detailed description of it as well as the exact spot on the map where you can find it.

According to Wally & Amanda, working on the project has gradually evolved from curating and researching interesting corners of the world to bringing the community along on virtual adventures. Their mission, however, remains the same – to provide a daily dose of delight, inspiration, and curiosity for all that wish to participate.

AWA has already brought people to destinations all over the globe from Los Angeles to Milan to Tokyo, and beyond.

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Hotel Belvédère Furka Pass, Switzerland C. 1882

Hotel Belvédère Furka Pass, Switzerland C. 1882

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Upper Lausitzian Library Of Sciences | Görlitz, Germany | C. 1779

Upper Lausitzian Library Of Sciences | Görlitz, Germany | C. 1779

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Caro Caro
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ooooooh BOOKS. Lots of books. I love this...

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Palmenhaus Schönbrunn | Vienna, Austria | C. 1882

Palmenhaus Schönbrunn | Vienna, Austria | C. 1882

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"Over the course of 10 films and counting, Wes has honed in on a distinct visual aesthetic that is both undeniably beautiful and deserving of adulation," Wally & Amanda wrote on their website.

"Each frame of his films stands alone, resulting in a collection of delightful gems. AWA has built upon Wes' imaginative scenes and seeks out their real-life counterparts around the globe. We are forever indebted to Wes for opening our eyes to the beauty that surrounds us. Sometimes all we need to do is 'reframe the perspective.'"

With that being said, AWA isn't directly associated with Mr. Anderson himself so please don't send them any of his fan mail!

#6

Riad Yasmine Marrakech, Morocco C. 2002

Riad Yasmine Marrakech, Morocco C. 2002

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Marshall Street Baths, London, England, C. 1850

Marshall Street Baths, London, England, C. 1850

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DennyS (denzoren)
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This looks like it belongs in The Royal Tenenbaums.

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Tourlitis Lighthouse Andros, Greece C. 1897

Tourlitis Lighthouse Andros, Greece C. 1897

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Julia Atkinson
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Imagine hauling a boatload of provisions from the mainland, struggling up the stairs, then realising that you forgot the baked beans

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Suburban Station Philadelphia, Pennsylvania C.1930

Suburban Station Philadelphia, Pennsylvania C.1930

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Brighton Beach Bandstand Brighton, United Kingdom C. 1884

Brighton Beach Bandstand Brighton, United Kingdom C. 1884

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Somehow I am glad there are grey skies behind it. Like a true British summer.

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Patrika Gate Jaipur, India C. 2016

Patrika Gate Jaipur, India C. 2016

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's almost as though the building is hitching up its skirts.

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#12

Georgian Hotel | Los Angeles, California | C. 1933

Georgian Hotel | Los Angeles, California | C. 1933

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North Hobart Post Office Tasmania, Australia Est. 1913

North Hobart Post Office Tasmania, Australia Est. 1913

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Julia Atkinson
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can't believe the architect forgot to include a gilded kangaroo statue on a plinth on each side of the stairs

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Hunting Lodge Hohenlohe Tatranská Javorina, Slovakia C. 1883

Hunting Lodge Hohenlohe Tatranská Javorina, Slovakia C. 1883

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St. Vincent Pilgrimage Church Heiligenblut Am Grosglockner, Austria C. 1491

St. Vincent Pilgrimage Church Heiligenblut Am Grosglockner, Austria C. 1491

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Tamra Stiffler
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I envy Europeans. You guys have access to some of the most beautiful architecture in the world. Just stunning.

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Hauganes Village Eyjafjörður, Iceland Est. 1882

Hauganes Village Eyjafjörður, Iceland Est. 1882

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Golden Pass Railway Montreux, Switzerland C. 1901

Golden Pass Railway Montreux, Switzerland C. 1901

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Sue Lynn Chan
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can already imagine just sitting by a window, the scenery of the forest passing by, while reading a favorite book and drinking hot chocolate.

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Villa Sola Cabiati Como, Italy C.1500

Villa Sola Cabiati Como, Italy C.1500

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DennyS (denzoren)
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like a house owned by one of the women visiting M. Gustave.

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Tinakilly Country House County Wicklow, Ireland C. 1876

Tinakilly Country House County Wicklow, Ireland C. 1876

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Ruby Davis
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks exactly like uncle Monty's house from a series of unfortunate events.

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The Lanesborough London, United Kingdom C. 1719

The Lanesborough London, United Kingdom C. 1719

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Julia Atkinson
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's amazing what you can build with high tensile marzipan

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Hotel Moskva | Belgrade, Serbia | C. 1908

Hotel Moskva | Belgrade, Serbia | C. 1908

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Hotel Opera Prague, Czech Republic C. 1890

Hotel Opera Prague, Czech Republic C. 1890

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Julia Atkinson
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is there an obscure law in Europe that large buildings must be painted pink?

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Úlfljótsvatn Church Úlfljótsvatn, Iceland C. 1914

Úlfljótsvatn Church Úlfljótsvatn, Iceland C. 1914

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Ray Heap
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anybody else just give up when you see an Icelandic name?

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#24

Saint Benedict Abbey | Quebec, Canada | C. 1912

Saint Benedict Abbey | Quebec, Canada | C. 1912

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Western Baths Club | ​glasgow, Scotland​ | C. 1876

Western Baths Club | ​glasgow, Scotland​ | C. 1876

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The Madison Hotel | Morristown, New Jersey | C. 1936

The Madison Hotel | Morristown, New Jersey | C. 1936

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Angels Flight | Los Angeles, California | C. 1901

Angels Flight | Los Angeles, California | C. 1901

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Mills House Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina C.1853

Mills House Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina C.1853

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Julia Atkinson
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yet another architect who just happens to know a manufacturer of pink paint

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Gosling Brothers Hamilton, Bermuda C. 1806

Gosling Brothers Hamilton, Bermuda C. 1806

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Notting Hill | London, England | C. 1356

Notting Hill | London, England | C. 1356

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Julia Atkinson
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm fairly sure this date is off by at least four centuries

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