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Motif Number 1

Bradley Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
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Motif#1 Most painted/photographed building in America. Yeah sooo? I am a resident of Rockport and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rockport, Massachusetts
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Probably one of the most photographed areas in coastal Massachusetts and with good reason... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kim S
Wixom, Michigan, United States
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Bradley Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Motif#1 Most painted/photographed building in America. Yeah sooo? I am a resident of Rockport and can tell you it's a magical building, it sits on Bradley Wharf, you can walk to it and all views no matter time of day or lighting are spectacular. Buy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably one of the most photographed areas in coastal Massachusetts and with good reason! Beautiful Warf with picturesque buildings, clear blue skies and boats galore. Storybook setting.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love seeing the Motif and taking pictures. It's part of the ambiance of Rockport. There are photographs for sale in many if the galleries and gift shops.

Thank TerryLHP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, it's a visual cliche, but this waterside shack is still truly photogenic. Better yet, you can walk out to building and all the way around it for some outstanding views of the harbor.

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rockport was such a quaint little town, we really enjoyed our visit there. This building, Motiff #1, just added more beauty to the area. The entire harbor is very scenic with all the boats and to add this building in the background of your photo...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our recent trip to Rockport we saw many items referencing motif #1 from small handmade birdhouses to photos and paintings. We were clearly missing something because we had no idea what it was. A quick search on Google informed us that it was the...More

Thank sloopy16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The views and the people watching is what makes it fun, plus maneuvering yourself out on the rocks. The scenic part is actually the fishing village itself. The town of Rockport is just a great place to spend a day eating and visiting shops. You...More

Thank wisteriabarb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a visitor to Rockport, MA over the last 30 years, I always love to visit and think back to all of the years I have been here with family and friends. Not to be missed!

Thank mikesiiss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The town did right to preserve this scenic building as it is the most iconic image of the whole Cape Ann area. However, on one visit to the site, there were cabin cruisers tied up right at the building obliterating the view. I was disappointed...More

Thank RMB634
Reviewed 17 July 2017 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
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9 September 2016|
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