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Motif Number 1

Bradley Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
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Well, here it is, up close and personal

Yes, this is popular with artists (and photographers) as the "most often-painted building in... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Grafton, Massachusetts
A bucket list must-see

Yep it looks like the photos we've all seen. We found out it has been replaced twice which was kind... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Shrewsbury, Ma
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“new england” (39 reviews)
“photo op” (11 reviews)
Bradley Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

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 9 July 2017

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 7 July 2017 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 28 June 2017

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

1  Thank Carol Ann M
Reviewed 27 June 2017

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 26 June 2017

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
Reviewed 2 June 2017

You know this is one of those things that is a passage of time to visit. Its iconic, plain and simple. Day we visited it was nearly impossible to get a good photo due to this darn boat parked in front of it!!! So aggravating!!...More

Thank CMC_2012
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Fabulous building , somewhere we have wanted to visit for many years and eventually for our honeymoon we did!

Thank Jeanette Y
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