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Address: Bradley Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966

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This is a quaint, beautiful building that you will probably recognize from paintings and photos. You can view it easily front he town pier.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Sarasota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a quaint, beautiful building that you will probably recognize from paintings and photos. You can view it easily front he town pier.

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Webster, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Even locals like to photography Motif Number 1. I agree with others - early in the morning or at sunset is best. The lighting is just right and crows are low. I also encourage visiting in the winter. The brilliant blue of the water contrasted against white show and blue sky makes for an amazing photo opportunity. However, if you... More 

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Moorpark, California
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461 reviews 461 reviews
271 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Go first thing in the morning when you'll have this iconic building all to yourself. Your pictures will turn out amazing and you can park right by it. It's really just a weathered red fisherman's shack but it has long been a favorite of artists and photographers because it's downright charming. The little port and sea are breathtaking on a... More 

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Muldrow, Oklahoma, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Couldn't take enough pictures of this place. It's beautiful and quiet, especially in the early morning hours. Not only did we find the Motiff a great building to shot, there were lot's of boats and plenty of seagulls and loons.

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Huntsville, Texas
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184 reviews 184 reviews
38 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

No dislikes. An interesting and famous building in Rockport that at one time (and maybe still is) used for storage for the lobstermens' traps.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This old fishing storage building is an iconic symbol of Rockport. It is lovely in its timeless practicality.

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Rock Hill, SC, USA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

You can't come to Rockport and not photograph the famous Motif #1. Walk over and read its history on the side of the building.

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Brussels
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Rockport is a beautiful quiet little fishing village on the coast of Massachusetts. It is an absolute must see if you are in the neighborhood. Motif 1 creates such a picturesque harbor view that most visitors just sit down and watch it all. If you want some peace and quiet, visit Rockport. and Motif 1. Many movies were shot here...... More 

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Mts of western NC
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469 reviews 469 reviews
160 attraction reviews
331 helpful votes 331 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A delightful stop and just gorgeous area to photograph. You can come for just a few minutes or stay over an hour if so inclined. We came back on several occasions as the boats and views change daily, along with the weather conditions. Afterwards, take your pick of photos to keep. The free parking on one side of the wharf... More 

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Washington, Pa
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Beautiful! The movie "The Proposal" with Sandra Bullock & Ryan Reynolds had this in it, but in the movie, it was supposed to be Sitka, Alaska. Fun to watch movies & see places you've been! Picturesque area!

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