Here are the answers to my own questions from the original post.......
Originally Posted by mikecbrxx
Impressive building. I will edit the post later and add what it actually is....
This is the Kazak Britisk University in Almaty. Photo taken from the south....or Uptown, from the same park as the tulip lights photo.
We saw many wedding brides while walking round the centre of town.....well, it is Saturday, and loads of stretch limos. However, when we got to Panfilovtsiev park, they had all congregated in this area . There is some sort of flame in this park and each wedding party were having there photo taken by the flame. We arnīt sure why....does anyone know ?
Apparently it is Kazak tradition for wedding parties to have their photo taken bz this commemorative flame to the fallen in WW2. This isn't the onlz place that they go to......other places include the large central mosque and even the large ice skating centre about 30mins out of town.
The building in the background is the Military History Museum.