Include the telling things in your compositions. Sometimes we shy away from street and business signs and climb a little higher to avoid entire structures to get that great shot. On occasion, perhaps more often than this, it is better to include these things as they inform the viewer about the whole. If you intentionally include these things, the overall composition will also be improved.
I shot this image with my 60 mm macro lens - it is what I had with me. My shutter speed was 1/4000 and my aperture was f/2.8. ISO was fixed at 100.