It is said that the fountains in the Place de la Concorde are symbolic of the desire to wash away the blood spilled during the revolution of 1789. The guillotine that decapitated Louis XVI was set up here. The obelisk came from Egypt in 1833 as a gift from Mehemet (Mohammed) Ali, Pasha and Viceroy of Egypt. Its transport was a remarkable achievement at the time. It was finally set up in 1836. The Madeleine church was consecrated in 1842. For a time it was in consideration for the first railway station in Paris. The twin towers of Notre Dame are far in the distance in this view of the Seine. The Marly horses were to be installed at the chateau of that name but in 1795 were placed at the foot of the Champs Elysées. The originals are now in the Louvre.