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Motif Number 1

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Address: Bradley Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966

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Chance to take some good pictures. Try different angles and settings. Have fun. Closer shots can be taken off Main St. on Bearskin Neck.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Chance to take some good pictures. Try different angles and settings. Have fun. Closer shots can be taken off Main St. on Bearskin Neck.

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New England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The whole business of this being the most photographed/painted by artists, building in America - is that really true?? How can anyone prove that?? Well, whatever, but for sure it is extremely quaint and charming, lovingly maintained by the town of Rockport. I love the lobster buoys on it, and it's identifiable color. You can't go inside it, or even... More 

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Darfur, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Quaint red barn on a dock but because of the location, angle of views I can see why it's become the perfect object to paint ~ we mid - westerners enjoy the beauty of the Rockport Harbor and took numerous photos, wish we had more time to peruse the entire area, looked interesting with the shops and restaurants.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This was a return trip to Rockport Harbor after visiting several years ago. It's a beautiful setting, fun to see lobster shack Motif Number 1 and the lobster traps and variety of boats. This is a tourist attraction with lots of shops around the harbor but is also a actual working harbor. A clear, sunny day makes for really good... More 

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Eastern CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Unless the object of your visit is to paint it, it's only a side-attraction to the shopping, eating, and strolling destination that Rockport is. Yes, it's quaint. Yes, I took a lot of pictures. It IS pretty, but let's face it, it's just a barn on a dock in a New England harbor. It's not as oh-wow-awesome as, say, the... More 

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Quincy MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It's lovely, looking like every photo or postcard you've ever seen. If you are in Rockport, definitely make a point of seeing it. It's not an attraction by itself, however, although the fact that it has been painted so frequently lends it more charisma than it had in person, at least for me.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I think it is a bit over rated. It is just a red building on the shore. Was fun nevertheless. :) I would probably recommend the walk on the stone bridge at the end of bearskin neck more compared to this.

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Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Motif Number 1 is located on Bearskin neck at the end of a wharf right at the beginning of the harbour of Rockport. It is one of the most painted and photographed places on the east coast. There are boats on the water and lobster traps snuggled around it.On a bright sunny day there is nothing like the view of... More 

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Webster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Lovely, famous and popular scenic spot that adds fame and popularity to Rockport. Read all about it in L. M. Vincent's book "In Search of Motif No. 1: The History of a Fish Shack"

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Damariscotta, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

How many countless artists have depicted this red building situated in the heart of Rockport? With good reason as it truly is one of the most picturesque areas on the east coast. The building itself is pretty much just used for commercial fishing, but you can't go to Rockport and not snap a picture (or more) when you see it.

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Address: Address: Bradley Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport

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