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Motif Number 1

Bradley Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
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Can't Miss It

If you're in the Bearskin Neck area, you can't miss Motif Number 1. It's an icon for the area, but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cara C
Boston, Massachusetts
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Probably one of the most photographed buildings on the coast. It is so pretty with all the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Bradley Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you're in the Bearskin Neck area, you can't miss Motif Number 1. It's an icon for the area, but honestly, it's really not that impressive.

Thank Cara C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably one of the most photographed buildings on the coast. It is so pretty with all the sailboats around it. It is where The Proposal was filmed. Sandra Bullock's character did not want to climb down the side to the boat. You can see why...More

Thank FrequentTrav111
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, this is popular with artists (and photographers) as the "most often-painted building in America". Good to see it up close. You can walk around it, but be careful on the west side because you may end up in the harbor. And there you have...More

Thank grommit
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yep it looks like the photos we've all seen. We found out it has been replaced twice which was kind of a bummer. Still it sure looked the original. The blizzard of 78 took it down and although not well documented, several locals claim it...More

Thank SteveWhiz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Motif #1 sits in beautiful Rockport harbor and presents a wonderful picture of an old New England town. Rockport is a charming small, coastal town with gorgeous coastline views and nice beaches close by. Not to be missed.

Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love taking photos of this place in Rockport..it's definitely classic New England seashore photo op. I wasn't able to take any photos this time around because on the day we were there a big luxury boat was parked right in front of it, blocking the...More

Thank Carol Ann M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most everyone has seen this painting or sketch or photo somewhere! It's easy to find a great spot to take your own!

1  Thank ticiawebster55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Growing up on the opposite coast, Rockport's harbor and Motif Number 1 were exactly how I pictured the New England coastal towns before I had a chance to experience them in person, and I was so happy to visit this icon over a rainy Memorial...More

Thank rachelbottoms
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The view of Motif No.1 is still worthy of many photos. It's hard to notice any change in the new Motif No.1.

Reviewed 11 June 2017

My wife and I consider Rockport one of our favorite places and the Motif is one place we always check out for photo ops. Having gone early in June we were able to get some nice shots of the Motif It did rain heavily one...More

Thank slideart
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8 September 2016|
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