I need some ideas.

I have the attached image that I have been trying to print for about a year now. The impression I'm trying to convey is HOT and busy tourist area bustling with tourists going in and out constantly.

I've tried straight print. That wasn't it.
I've tried blue toning. That wasn't it.
I've tried tried selenium tone then polysulfide. That wasn't it.
I thought about creative manipulation. I couldn't come up with anything.
I tried hand coloring water and sky. Didn't work.
I tried solarizing it (digitally that is) and I liked it but I want an analog and more conventional print

What would you guys do?

I have something in my head but I just can't get it out.

(yes, this neg is scratched but I can fix that)