One of my favorite stops in New England is the small town of Rockport, MA, located at the tip of Cape Ann, about 40 miles northeast of Boston. It has a quaint harbor and is home to one of the most recognizable fishing shacks in the world. It got its fame by being one of the most often-painted (and probably photographed) buildings in America. Legend has it that the shack got its name by illustrator Lester Hornby. He responded to a student who submitted a drawing of the shack for review with the words, "What-Motif No 1 again?"
Motif No 1 was originally built in 1840 and was destroyed in the Blizzard of 1978. It was rebuilt later that year and is still a popular subject for artists and photographers alike.