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“Beautiful place to have coffee at sunrise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Motif Number 1

Motif Number 1
Bradley Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Rockport
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Venice, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful place to have coffee at sunrise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Love the old fish shack immortalized by many painters over the years, (myself included!) Get your coffee at Dunkin' Donuts about a quarter mile away and then come watch the fisherman unload their catch and the gulls go crazy!

Visited September 2012
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BAYTOWN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Anniversary VaCa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

As an artist I could not stop thinking about how I was going to paint Motif Number 1 it was so inspiring. I took tons of pictures. Very picturesque.

Visited September 2012
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Albany, New York
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“An iconic building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This barn like building that dominates the harbor in Rockport has been immortalized by photographers and painters to the point of cliche. But, like all cliches, it is so striking and charming, that you can't help enjoying taking a look at it. The surrounding town is a honky tonk affair, with some nicer restaurants and a few art galleries featuring quality paintings. As you would expect, nautical themes dominate, and the styles tend toward traditional, representational work. The best part of Rockport, of course, is the people watching. So be sure to plan on spending some time just hanging out in this little town.

Visited May 2012
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Peoria, Illinois
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“to the east”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

How do you review a structure , other than to say that it is a classic and a must see! Most painters, during their lives, will paint this area with the lobster pots and the ocean behind it.

Visited July 2012
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“You have to stop by and take a picture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Motif #1 is the most painted building in America. - a fishing shack that was originally built in the 1840's (destroyed in a storn in 1978 but faithfully recreated). Rockport's artist colony at the time often used it as a subject of their paintings. Lester Hornby named it motif #1. Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton honored his hometown of Rockport with Motif #1 in the movie. Look for a picture of it on the wall of the dentists office. What fun it would be to take a picture and have the kids go find it in the movie!

Visited September 2012
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