I'm not valuing one photograph above another, it's just by exaggerating the difference and placing them side by side, the same structure tells different stories. Solidity and structure with references in the foreground and staid composition as opposed to the image which appears to have been released from any form of stricture. Looking for the presence of people, both appear to have them for this viewer; the lower one with lots of ornamentation on the walls, the architecture os the seating and the "mock" sarcophagus. The blurred image appears to draw me through the window, to the light. I know it's a regular window, it is therefore manufactured therefore it has the presence of people.
Just thinking out loud