I have seen many interesting and very well taken pictures of narrow streets, old buildings and ordinary streets. I have tried to take some myself and they almost always looks very boring.
Like the above, using the rule of the thirds, I place the clock tower on the left. But with such a plain background, it is quite boring and with the distracting lamp post on the right of the picture, it is probably uninteresting.
Another picture taken from street level on some windows on the first floor of a house. With some cropping, straightening and colour tint, the picture below was produced.
Is it any better? How about the one below? The original picture.
And the edited picture.
Your comments on the above 2 examples are welcome, I still don’t think I have an eye for street photography but I have seen enough beautiful pictures of towns and cities that I think it is worth learning about it.