- City: Unknown
- Country: Holland
- Source: Sakata
- Approx. Date: 1950s
- Photographer: Sakata
Several fountains in Holland shoot out water in a parabolic path of motion, creating a beautiful waterworks show over a small pond. Several people on the opposite side of the park watch the show in pure awe: the water dances and entices the audience and encourage them to admire the beauty and wonder of the park. There are also several flower beds and garden hedges scattered throughout the park, as well as several deciduous trees. Their lack of leaves suggests that it was around early spring when this photograph was taken.
During the 1950s, economic experts predicted that the economy of the Netherlands would fall due to the massive loss of its colony in the Dutch East Indies. Losing its colony in Asia had a tremendous impact on the economy of Holland, but to counter the effect, the country opened its doors to skilled immigrants from Europe in order to improve the country's workforce and production. They also focused on tourism by launching many environmental reforms that would improve their tourist destinations and public parks.
Taken by George Sakata. George was a member of the infamous 100th Division 442nd Nisei Regimental Combat Team in WWII. This was the only Japanese American unit in WWII and was nicknamed the "Go For Broke" unit. The 442nd had a casualty rate of 93% and was awarded 21 Medal of Honors. Click here for more information on the 442nd RCB unit.