The composition of the top image is very strange. It makes we wonder if measuring tape was used to make sure the distance between the people was just so.The bottom images totally sells me on the place. Being adjacent to the Howard Johnson Restaurant is just icing on the cake!
Spectergirl: Now that you mention it, it is an odd setting. Why are they standing so far apart. Do they know each other, or were they simply gathered at random? Why is the guy rowing the boat? Very strange.