These gorgeous Reddit photos look like they're straight out of a Wes Anderson film — but they're not

These gorgeous Reddit photos look like they're straight out of a Wes Anderson film — but they're not
The Bao Tang Ben Tre in Vietnam would be a great locale for Anderson's next movie. TheDudeA113/Imgur
The Bao Tang Ben Tre in Vietnam would be a great locale for Anderson's next movie. TheDudeA113/Imgur

Ever wonder why Wes Anderson movies look so cool and appealing? Sure, they're filled with gorgeous pops of color, fascinatingly detailed sets and larger-than-life characters, but according to science, that's not what makes them pleasing to the eye. It's Anderson's fervent dedication to symmetry, which can be seen in the majority of his work.

But Wes Anderson-like compositions don't just exist within the confines of his fanciful films. There's actually a subreddit, appropriately called /r/AccidentalWesAnderson, where people share photos that display an Anderson-esque preoccupation with symmetry.

The photos that reside on this page will likely engage anyone who has an obsession with geometric perfection. Here are some of the most intriguing ones:

1. A pink palace in Estoi, Portugal

Those hedges are not nearly as symmetrical as this photo. ellcarmel/Reddit

2. Scenes from St. Augustine, Florida

Florida is unsurprisingly whimsical. ashleykickliter/Reddit

3. Good Records in Dallas

Wes Anderson would love these colors. BlueberryGarcia/Reddit

4. The Parliament of Estonia

Pink palaces are the best palaces. parismorton/Reddit

5. Fox Theater in Detroit

This would make a great place for an Anderson film festival. morrocohamed/Reddit

6. A beach house in New Jersey

The blue chairs framing those windows is symmetry perfection. OKSPUD/Reddit


7. Lord Milner Hotel in Matjiesfontein, South Africa

This could easily be right out of 'The Darjeeling Limited.' williamfrater/Reddit

8. Bao Tang Ben Tre in Vietnam

The lettering over the entrance is uncannily Anderson. TheDudeA113/Imgur

9. The Lobby Bar at the Graduate Hotel, Mississippi

Now this is a hotel for Anderson's next movie. PapaCoke/Reddit

Based on the many different locations in which these photos were taken, it's possible to find Wes Anderson symmetry practically anywhere. A photographer just has to keep his or her eyes peeled for clean lines, and quirky groupings of objects and colors.

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