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


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


2. Scenes from St. Augustine, Florida


3. Good Records in Dallas


4. The Parliament of Estonia


5. Fox Theater in Detroit


6. A beach house in New Jersey


7. Lord Milner Hotel in Matjiesfontein, South Africa


8. Bao Tang Ben Tre in Vietnam


9. The Lobby Bar at the Graduate Hotel, Mississippi


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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