The smaller one, which has a height of 19,3 metres and which was taken into service in 1828 is called the “Schinkel Tower” (Schinkelturm) because it was built after plans of Karl Friedrich Schinkel who was a Prussian architect and painter. The larger one which has a height of 35 metres is simply called the “New Tower” and it was taken into service on the 1st April in 1905 while the old one was taken out of service the day before. Cape Arkona is located at the coast of the Baltic Sea on the Ruegen island in the East of Germany.
Wes Anderson’s fictional
Republic of Zubrowka (named after a Polish vodka) was partially inspired by the spa city of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, while the titular hotel was modelled after several historical Eastern European resorts, the Grandhotel Pupp in particular.
The fact that director (and fashion designer) Tom Ford originally
studied architecture will come as no surprise to anyone who has seen
2009’s A SINGLE MAN. His background is in evidence again in this equally
design-conscious (though visually very different) film.
(Image from AD)