Wes Anderson... in real life

Wes Anderson... in real life

What a beautiful world of perfect symmetry and pastel colours director Wes Anderson lives in. His film, Isle of Dogs, was set on an actual island of trash and he still made it look dreamier than Ryan Gosling in a bathtub of Häagen-Dazs.

Once you start noticing, there are Wes Anderson-style buildings all over the place...

The Vidago Palace Hotel in Portugal is so similar to The Grand Budapest Hotel it’s a wonder they haven’t sued…

*rubs eyes in disbelief*

Hotel Belvédère in Switzerland is so picture-perfect, it doesn’t look real...

This little Swedish cutie in is even more Anderson-y than he looks - underneath the floating cabin is a submarine hotel room...

Schloss Freudental in Germany is the magical-pink-unicorn house of dreams...

An isolated pink lighthouse on the hard-to-get-to Finnish island of Söderskär, that was one of the inspirations for The Moomins. Our cuteness radar just exploded…

London’s sketch restaurant is velvet-pink with rude drawings by David Shrigley and alien space-pod toilets…

3 Wes-Style Trips

But sometimes one building won’t cut it. Check out these cities for so much Wes-style you could drown in pepto-bismol pink.

St Petersburg

St Petersburg, Russia

St Petersburg’s dripping in ornate palaces (thanks crippling pre-Revolution monarchy-led economic system!). The Winter Palace is our fave…

Riga

Riga, Latvia

House of the Blackheads sounds like a teenage disco, but is actually part of Riga’s symmetrically buff-ting main square…

Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

Good King Wenceslas didn’t just look out, he also built a square in Prague full of pretty buildings. Special big up to the Grand Hotel Europa which has crawled right out of one of Wes' flicks…