Para los fans de Wes Anderson es un deleite, para los enamorados de Buenos Aires, una nueva perspectiva para ver la ciudad. Accidentally Wes Anderson es una cuenta que arrancó en Reddit pero se ramificó en una cuenta de Instagram y sitio web, un lugar para encontrar en lugares comunes esos espacios en los que el director tranquilamente podría filmar su próximo blockbuster.
Estuvieron recorriendo las calles de Buenos Aires estos días y nos dejaron varias instantáneas de su paso por la ciudad, sobre todo en Instagram Stories, pero también en el feed donde se pueden encontrar anécdotas sobre la casa mas angosta de la ciudad en San Telmo, el campanario de la Basílica de Luján o las gradas del Campo Argentino de Polo.
A no perderse la recorrida, repleta de simetría, colores pasteles y ese toque tan particular que los caracteriza tanto como a Anderson.
_________________________ La Casa Minima | Buenos Aires, Argentina | c. 1807 • • In barrio San Telmo, Buenos Aires the tiny home, known as La Casa Mínima, is the narrowest in the Argentine capital, and according to local legend, it was once owned by a freed slave • • Situated on a corner of Defensa, the charms of this tiny abode are endless though easily missed. Partially exposed brickwork contrasting with a white adobe façade, a green-painted front door, lace-curtained windows and a wrought-iron balcony adorned are the only hints at the historical significance of what’s within • • Legend has it that the house was given to a slave after his former owner had freed him, but according to historians at the neighbouring archaeological museum El Zanjón, the house was always part of a larger, grander residence on the corner of Defensa and San Lorenzo • • The original house was built in 1807 as a typical Spanish-style residence with a centre courtyard and side entrance for horse carriages. The section of the house that is now called Casa Mínima most likely served as a kind of watchtower • • The last person to live in the house was a craftsman in the 1970s. Since then, it was vacant before being bought, along with the rest of the original house, by El Zanjón in 1994 • • In 2007, the entire structure was opened to the general public and the restored section is now an elegant space, available to rent for special events • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @buenosaires.ar • ✍: @wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #SymmetricalMonsters #AccidentalWesAnderson #SanTelmo #BuenosAires #Argentina #CasaMinima
_________________________ Campo Argentino del Polo| Buenos Aires, Argentina | c. 1928 • • The Campo Argentino del Polo (Argentine Polo Ground), popularly known as The Cathedral of Polo, is a multi-purpose stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is currently used mostly for polo, pato and field hockey matches • • Located in the Palermo neighborhood, this unique polo field is home to the “Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo” he most important polo event in the world, held there since 1928 – the year the stadium opened • • The stadium was erected on the same land where Sociedad Sportiva Argentina stadium had been located since its establishment in 1899 until its expropriation from the Government of Argentina in 1914, when the National Army took over the stadium after the second period of 5 years (counting from 1909) came to an end • • After taking the lands, the Army built two polo fields (known as “canchas 1 y 2”) and the Campo Argentino was officially inaugurated on October 27, 1928, with a match between civil and military teams (named “Civiles” and “Militares” respectively) – The Army has rented the stadium to the Argentine Polo Association since then • • The stadium holds 30,000 people and has been home to many famous Polo competitions as well as large music concerts. It remains in regular use today • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @jeropokle • 💡: @urbanosaires • ✍: @wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #SymmetricalMonsters #AccidentalWesAnderson #Palermo #BuenosAires #Argentina
_________________________ Basilica of Our Lady of Luján | Luján, Buenos Aires, Argentina | c. 1935 • • The Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Luján (Spanish: Basílica Menor de Nuestra Señora de Luján) is a Roman Catholic church in Luján, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Built in Neogothic style, the church is dedicated to the patron saint of Argentina • • Our Lady of Luján is a celebrated 16th-century icon of the Virgin Mary, and the image, also known as the Virgin of Luján (Spanish: Virgen de Luján), is on display in the Basilica • • The church was designed by the French architect Ulderico Courtois and started in 1889, completed by 1937. Its towers stand 106m high and it has a copper roof and bronze doors • • The huge church towers over the surrounding flat country and houses the tiny 38 cm high statue of the Virgin. A large and important organ by French builder Cavaille-Coll stands in the gallery in a state of deterioration, although efforts are underway to see to its restoration • • Additionally the basilica has 15 bells. Each of them carries a name and a motto. They express different notes and have a different weight. The smallest account with 55 kg and the largest 3400 kg, forming among all a total weight of 12,489 kg • • Every year, more than six million people make pilgrimages to the Basilica, many walking there from Buenos Aires. The city is known as La Capital de la Fe (Capital of the Faith). It is popular day-trip for non-believers too, with abundant restaurants and shops – some of which carrying kitsch religious memorabilia • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @julidess • ✍: @wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #SymmetricalMonsters #AccidentalWesAnderson #Lujan #BuenosAires #Argentina #HappyEaster #BunnyEars
_________________________ La Casa Rosada | Buenos Aires, Argentina | c. 1580 • • La Casa Rosada or “The Pink House “ is the executive mansion and office of the President of Argentina. The palatial mansion is known officially as Casa de Gobierno, (“House of Government” or “Government House”) • • The characteristic color of the Casa Rosada is baby pink, and is considered one of the most emblematic buildings in Buenos Aires. The building also houses a museum, which contains objects relating to former presidents of Argentina. It has been declared a National Historic Monument of Argentina • • Constructed in 1580 on the site of a fort established by the Spanish, it was used by the Spanish colonial viceroys. After independence, the fort was redeveloped into a customs house by British architect Edward Taylor, and later, in 1862, the building was chosen by President Bartolomé Mitre to be the seat of his government • • His successor, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, later expanded the building and is believed to have ordered it to be painted pink in an attempt to diffuse political tensions by mixing the colours of the opposing political parties (the Federals used red, while the Unitarians used white) • • Another popular explanation for the building’s distinctive colour is that it was at one painted with cows’ blood as an alternative to paint because paint pealed in the humidity • • The central archway was designed by Italian architect Francisco Tamburini, who was also responisble for the original design of the Colon Theatre, and was completed in 1890 • • The only president to live in the Casa Rosada was Roque Sáenz Peña, between 1910 and 1914 • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @argentinaliving_ • ✍: @wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #Argentina #SymmetricalMonsters #CasaRosada #AccidentalWesAnderson #BuenosAires