Taken in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. What services does this space offer?
And if you figure that out, what is different about the same service in country and why?
Is it a visa/customs location?
I was held up at the Canadian border in a space that looked very similar – booths in a peninsular pattern surrounding an open space.
Yes, I’d say visas, some other Gvt/council function, or at a stretch, a bank.
Nice flowers and sideboard, though.
Post office? I can see a small gate/door on the right side, maybe for parcels…
It’s opposite than all the ones I’ve seen: tables in the center, empty, silent, clean and nobody shouting…guess it’s something else then…
It is indeed a post-office.
Of note: only things sitting on the tables are plastic flowers; the standard framed photo of President Saparmurat Niyazov (seen in all state properties, many private shops); the lack of safety glass; the volume of customers to counters; mixed gender queueing.