Hard to tell from the picture, but I think the city side is on the left, since most of the boats are docked there. The opposite bank is quite built up by now although there are not very many high rises. Here is a picture of Ruplal House from my Historic Dhaka thread - in the background you can see how dense the opposite bank is these days.
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