"The glow of the rich colors
on this freshly painted
houseboat speaks volumes
about the recent effort
to persuade the canal
residents that their
homes, if tended to,
could become the
highlights of
the city.

Of course,
the city would
prefer that these
all remained as
working boats
rather than
houses that
you can rent
if you like."


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