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Motif Number 1

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Address: Bradley Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
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The most vibrant and iconic painter's subject.

Dazzling colors and shapes invite you to photograph or paint this historic boat house. It is located in the heart of Rockport, Mass.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
FamousArtistLiz
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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dazzling colors and shapes invite you to photograph or paint this historic boat house. It is located in the heart of Rockport, Mass.

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you enjoy a relaxing stroll while visiting many little shops filled with delightful creative items, then this is where you should go. This "artist colony" is so mesmorizing. Do stop at Helmut's for a delightful treat and coffee. A "do not miss" place to visit.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Really loved this quaint little village. Best picture we took othe day was of this old fishing shed. Had several people say it should be framed. Some quaint shops to visit close by as well.

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San Marcos, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I'm a huge movie nerd and the only reason I wanted to stop here was because the Alaskan parts of Proposal were filmed here. While, it was cool to see the filming location, the town had much more to offer. Motif Number 1 was beautiful and a great place to take some pictures!

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Edenvale, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I can see how this became an iconic symbol of the town - so photogenic, especially during the golden hour of sunlight.

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Zsambek, Hungary
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Notif Number 1 is a small red old building, you can make some good pictures by photo or to paint it. That's all but if you visit Rockport you must see it.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

“Motif Number 1” is a term often used by French artists to deride artistic clichés. Due to the fact that the little red fishing shack appeared so often in paintings, the name was given to the shack back in the 1930’s and has stuck ever since. Rockport is rightfully proud of its landmark and celebrate it each year with the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were there in the late afternoon, with the boats all tied up and the sun hitting it, made for an amazing picture.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This iconic building is really just a location for a photo-op, or if you are an artist, a popular scene to paint. You can't think of Rockport without Motif Number 1 popping into mind, but I wouldn't exactly consider it "something to do".

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Central building on the waterfront which was nearly destroyed in a storm, now fully restored to glory

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