Pasargadae: one of the oldest residences of the Achaemenid kings, founded by Cyrus the Great (r.559-530). It resembled a park of 2x3 km in which several monumental buildings were to be seen.
After entering the Gate, the vistor of Pasargadae would find himself in the garden ("paradise"). If he wanted to visit the Audience Hall or the Residential Palace, he would have to cross a (now no longer visible) branch of the river Pulvar. There was a bridge, of which some inconspicuous remains are still visible. On the photo, in the background, one can still see the citadel Tall-i Takht.