Character, yes, and a bit of sadness with its lack of upkeep or dereliction....do you recall the community?
The original photograph must have been quite good for this enhanced version is a good candidate for a very public wall mount!!
Not only bravo to the street artist but kudos to you for the fine capture without extraneous neighboring elements.
The POV and composition are wonderful. I suspect that the B&W version is equal to if not superior to the color given the dark figure about to 'jump'. Your caption is elegant.