Josh and I took a stroll through Barceloneta and down the beach today. I was amazed at how much the place has changed since I last visited. Mostly due to the Olympics and follow on development, the place is all abuzz with architecture and activity of all sorts. It was a great walk and really impressive the amount of cool public space that Barcelona has. Continuing with the theme, we then decided to go up to the Parc Guell. All the Gaudi details were incredible, the walkways and ceramic benches and buildings — we loved it all. The weather was amazing and the views over the city (especially from the highest point) completely captivating. The only thing that was a little disconcerting is that there is some plant in bloom all over the park that smells distinctly of semen, and made us want to yak more than once.