neighborhood parish churches,
kids playing football,
typical apartment buildings,
and the Town Hall (for the 5th arrondisement).
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Sometime last year we discovered FotoSketcher, a neat little piece of freeware designed by an art-loving programmer (who, coincidentally, happens to be French); and with all the fab pictures from our trip, we've had some fun the past few days transforming some of our favorite photographs into our very own works of art! Below you will see our original photos, each of which is followed by its FotoSketcher rendition in various "media" (see captions).
The rose window on the west façade of Notre Dame...