Like all communes, there is more here than meats the eye. But, you have to experience it to really know what drives members to stay, and to leave. I am predicting that one of these grills, probably the one in the middle, has a truly magnetic personality which holds the group together. That is only a theory, I did not test it. That I will leave to others.
Canon 5Dii, Nikkor-N 24/2.8 lens, ISO640, ~f2.8, various exposures .