okay so this pan stitch was DIFFICULT AF because not only did the camera pan in to the palace, but as you can see, it TILTED, and i had to eyeball the whole thing. first version is what it looks like in the dream/flashback at the beginning of ep 1, second version is with some paint dot net jiggery pokery to make it clearer and cleaner and sharper and whatever. but this is, in fact, where serenity was running to find endymion on earth. in the lower right corner you can see a sort of gazebo shrine thing surrounded by pillars, which also bears some resemblance to the Elysian architecture in Classic in the SuperS arc, corresponding (thankfully, somewhat, at least in that little piece) to some of the architecture in the manga. there are pieces of a lot of things in there. i’ll probably end up making a reference post for all the things that i think are supposed to be either Elysion or the Golden Kingdom at some point.
EDIT: I really like what they did combining Roman countryside architecture, Classical Greek architecture, and low medieval European architecture there.