This to me has a curious, somewhat contradictory mixture of festiveness and foreboding, liveliness and quietude, color and solemnity, light and darkness. Thought you might like. It's part of a series called "City of Ambition" by Ferit Kuyas—yet another interesting Turkish-born photographer—whose website is here.
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Featured Comment by The Lazy Aussie: "Beautiful photo. Many of those boats are divided into small rooms, each with an automatic mahjong table and choking with high tar cigarette smoke. By the way, if you've never seen an auto mahjong table, they are quite impressive to watch in action."