Hey, i prefer the first to the second one by far, the second seems a bit flat and no real one interest point to focus on.
The first leads your eye more into the distance and down the image and makes it a more pleasing photo to me.
I really like the first one
I like to see how OLD the houses are (and that shows in the second) in that street of Trieste, and how equally (well about) old the shop advertisements are, too! Wow.
In the first, I personally am not too fond of the fact that it blurs out towards the distance. Would have liked to see all of it in focus.