This photo is really from Shalqar Kazakhstan, taken from the railway overpass there. Shalqar is ca. 200 km SW of Aralsk (two stops on your train I guess). One can clearly identify it on Google Earth.
I found out by accident because I like this photo and I couldn't place it anywhere in Aralsk.
Oh, yes, thanks. I guess these are the fish ponds then. They sold lots of fish at the station. Glad you noticed it.
I think you can call the water in the background a lake. It is 6 km long and up to 2 km wide. There is even a river leading to it. It seems to be at least partially artificial though. There is a dam near the little village of Avrora.
Kind regards, Eike.
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Photo taken in Shalkar, Kazakhstan
Misplaced? Suggest new location