— Vogue Italia March 2014 Couture Cupplement
Photography by Max Von Gumppenberg & Patrick Bienert.
Buster underestimated the amount of force the water would exert coming out of the spout. As a result, he fell and hit his head and neck on one of the rails. He had a headache (most likely a concussion) for a few days. It wasn’t until years later that it was discovered he broke his neck, most likely from doing this stunt.
A 19th century painting of the Ballroom in the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia. Tsar Alexander II can be seen sitting in the background.