Turkmenistan looks like something from another planet. Or more precisely, from a science fiction movie.
Here’s a few buildings in Ashgabat. Note the consistent architectural style, common to many fictional space civilizations:
A view from the spaceport parking area.
The “Golden Eye” defense system is ready to blast hostile spacecraft.
The dimensional portal is operational.
(The buildings are actually a circus, a wedding palace and a Ferris wheel.)
The weird surface formations of an alien planet.
The fire planet. A visiting alien shown in the upper right for scale.
(All photos by me.)