Just near the bridges I was shooting pics of the canal from was this backstreet and specifically the liquor store with its huge bottle sign. Dark under the bridge and lots of bright lights up ahead. Not a particularly easy exposure but it works.
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 @ f/8
1.6secs at 400 ISO
Camera balanced on the top of a flat railing.
Minor adjustments to light and tonal contrast using Nik plugin for Photoshop.