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Get up early – especially if it’s snowing – wait for the light, be different, and use your mind and eyes!

Cold snap

Christmas is coming, and, here, photographer Neill Menneer shares his advice on the best places to snap away during the festive period, and tells us about his book, Bath. A Pictorial Journey… Wor d s by E v e ly n Gr ee n Photo s by Ne i l l M e n n ee r As featured in his book, Bath. A Pictorial Journey



hh, Bath at Christmas – what a wonderful sight. There’s the magical, award-winning Bath Christmas Market, the bedecked Christmas tree outside the Bath Abbey, breath-taking choral concerts, sparkling lights, the aroma of mince pies and mulled wine filling the air, and plenty of all-round spirit and loveliness. And there’s so much to look forward to this year in particular, with the very first Festive Street Food Market taking place at Kingsmead Square, pop-up, scene-setting coming-together spots – such as the Abbey Hotel’s winter- wonderland-themed Après-Ski Bar – and the return of the much-loved Victorian carousel on Stall Street. One Bath resident who is particularly looking forward to the city being sprinkled with festal cheer is photographer Neill Menneer, who has published a book depicting Bath in all seasons called Bath. A Pictorial Journey. On the pages, you’ll spot many a yuletide view – from a snow-covered scene at the Royal Crescent, to a bird’s-eye view of those little chalets that come once a year – and this year’s festivities can’t

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