About the work
This picture was taken in 1900 on the pier of Blankenberge, Belgium. Even today, after more than 100 years, the pier is still a landmark that dominates the coastline of the small town. This image was originally shot in black and white, but a special technique called 'photochrom' was used to colorize this image and give it this exclusive and historic character.
With over fifty years experience in the photography business, The "Archiv f?¬r Kunst und Geschichte" (AKG) is one of the largest European picture archives holding a total of ten million plus images. For more than fifty years they have been collecting images from all over the world as testimonies of art and culture, history and politics, science and media.