Well I've cropped out all the empty space above their heads and corrected the distortion/horizon, still find the grill above their heads to detract from the image enough that I wouldn't consider it a keeper, it's too busy, too 'enclosing'.
Thank you for the reply! The distortion really had to be removed.
You're not the only one who suggested to remove the top area.
But without it busyness of the houses seems to take over completely
which is kind of a dilemma.