Procession

Fallera smile

Fallera smile

I can’t resist posting a few more pictures of Fallas costumes. Most of these were taken before or during the procession to bring flower offerings to La Plaza de la Virgen as Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados. “Our Lady of the Abandoned” is the translation Wikipedia provides, though the word desamparados is translated as homeless, desamparado as helpless. Amparado means covered, and amparo protection. Nice set of nuances there.

 

That outfit, that stroller, and still all Man.

The outfit, the stroller, and secure in his masculinity.

 

Mantillas

Mantillas

 

sunshine and laughter

sunshine and laughter

 

back view

back view

 

color-rich

color-rich

 

keeping time

keeping time

 

parading

parading

 

helping the adults keep up

helping the adults keep up

 

[Images: El Guapo]

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4 thoughts on “Procession

  1. Thanks for sharing these! I always loved spanish dress up costumes. it is so neat watching the city come alive in celebration. I hope you get the chance to sleep in again soon!

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