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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.



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



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




The Maharajas Express


Ryoguku Kokugikan (Sumo Hall), Tokyo




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 or purchase his wonderful new book here.


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