The Falls of Newtown


“The Falls of Niagara”, Edward Hicks (ca. 1825).

With uproar hideous’ first the Falls appear / The stunning tumult thundering on the ear.

Above, below, where’er the astonished eye / Turns to behold, new opening wonders lie,


This great o’erwhelming work of awful Time / In all its dread magnificence sublime,


Rises on our view, amid a crashing roar / That bids us kneel, and Time’s great God adore.



All photos taken at the Newtown Creek Nature Walk in Greenpoint.