Escape with Accidentally

Wes Anderson's Wally Koval

Season 1, Ep. 8

The AWA Instagram account (@accidentallywesanderson) features photos of real-life locations that look like they could be part of Wes Anderson’s cinematic world. The director’s distinctive visual style makes him one of the most recognisable auteurs of our time – think of pastel-colour palettes, front on facades and perfectly symmetrical composition.

 

Brooklyn-based Wally Koval, and his wife Amanda, started Accidentally Wes Anderson back in 2017 as a personal travel bucket list. Since then it has grown to inspire a global community of over 1 million followers (otherwise known as ‘Adventurers’). Now the team behind the viral account curate thousands of aesthetically-pleasing images and intriguing stories contributed by explorers, photographers, cinephiles, history-buffs and lovers of architecture from all around the world.

 

Wally's brand new book has been given the Wes Anderson stamp of approval. The Accidentally Wes Anderson book features “200 of the most idiosyncratic and interesting locations on earth” and a foreword penned by the famous filmmaker himself.

 

WALLY KOVAL'S CULTURE GUIDE

The Darjeeling Limited (film) by Wes Anderson

 

Rushmore (film) by Wes Anderson

 

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (film) by Wes Anderson

 

The Grand Budapest Hotel (film) by Wes Anderson

 

Moonrise Kingdom (film) by Wes Anderson

 

Isle of Dogs (film) by Wes Anderson

 

Hotel Chevalier (film) by Wes Anderson

 

DESTINATION INSPIRATION

Williamsburg Bridge

 

CW Pencil Enterprise

 

Casey Rubber Stamps, New York

 

Gramercy Typewriter Co., New York

 

Vanessa’s Dumpling House, New York

 

The Jane Hotel, New York

 

Delaware, USA

 

Long Beach Island, USA

 

Mumbai

 

The Maharajas Express

 

Ryoguku Kokugikan (Sumo Hall), Tokyo

 

Vienna

 

Clock Museum, Vienna

 

Snow Globe Museum, Vienna

 

Globe Museum, Vienna

 

The Albertina Museum, Vienna

 

Spanish Riding School, Vienna

 

Bar Luce, Milan

 

Fondazione Prada, Milan

 

Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como

 

Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino

 

The Palace of Running Water, Buenos Aires

 

Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore, Buenos Aires

 

Port Lockroy, Antarctica

 

You can discover more of Wally's one-of-a-kind adventures at accidentallywesanderson.com or purchase his wonderful new book here.

 

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© 2020 by Edwina Hart. The Escape Artist Travel Podcast.

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