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.
[Images: El Guapo]