Some time ago I described photography technique known as tiny planet. My first attempt at it wasn't that good to be honest but as I improve my skills both in photography and GIMP here is yet another attempt (two actually). This time I used photos which weren't panoramas (single photos shot with wide angle lens). The first was taken in Dahab, Egypt:
And the second one in Royal Baths Park:
Using non-panoramic photos required heavy use of cloning, using brush and other tools but the final results are much better I believe.