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Motif Number 1

Bradley Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
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Bring your camera or paint and pencils and make your own Motif #1.

I lived in the area for years and fell in love with it all. I was always taking pictures but never... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Florida
One of the most painted scenes!

Motif one is a picturesque old building that stands proudly marking Rockport Massachusetts harbor... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rockport, Massachusetts
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Bradley Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in the area for years and fell in love with it all. I was always taking pictures but never making one for myself until I planned a move to Florida. It was then I knew it had captured me. My first completed attempt,...More

Thank gwhite2604
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Motif one is a picturesque old building that stands proudly marking Rockport Massachusetts harbor! The light hits it ( reflecting) just right making it a perfect portrait for artists!

Thank paso56
Reviewed 30 December 2017

This iconic building is the most photographed and painted subject matter in Rockport and possibly on Cape Ann and the whole north shore. But don't shy away from it as a cliche! Go ahead and take a picture. Everyone does. My favorite time to see...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 29 December 2017

I've been to Rockport many times over the past 20 years and every time I go I ALWAYS go past Bradley Wharf. If you're in Rockport - you MUST pass this historical spot.

Thank Lorraine G
Reviewed 25 November 2017

I knew this was somewhere in Rockport, but I kept popping into shops and admiring the cute yards and houses. I had my camera and was busy taking pic of weather vanes and garden flowers when all of a sudden in my lensfinder I see...More

Thank BassSherpa
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Good to go and take a picture just to say you've been there, done that, but nothing else to it. You may need to search for parking if you want to actually walk to a picture-taking spot. Easily combined with Bearskin Neck visit -- same...More

Thank Julie32159
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Beautiful serene harbor front area in Rockport. This building is on more postcards that any in New England.

Thank jerdc
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Motif No 1 is really a must see. So much history and such a beautiful building and stunning view of the habor and ocean. We just sat on the bench and took in the view. The original building had lasted for a couple hundred years....More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide said that this is the most photographed building in Massachusetts, and I believe it. It should be photographed from different locations to get the best perspective. There are clean public restrooms nearby. The town of Rockport was one of our favorites in...More

Thank Rottman
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The best place to look at it is probably from the yacht club as you can see the village in the background, the barn itself has no real interest apart from being in a very picturesque location...

Thank Yves-Alexandre_YAL
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9 September 2016|
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