Bens Deli

I shot this photo in Bens, the iconic Montreal delicatessen that closed in 2006 after 98 years. To see more of my art and photos, go to

About the Optimism of Color Blog

Every Tuesday and Friday,  I’m posting a photo or piece of art that I’ve created that reflects what I call the Optimism of Color. Through vibrant colors and bold visceral forms, these works shout out my joy at being alive, and my good fortune at being able to continue to make art after a near death experience.

Each of the images I post brings a smile to my face. I hope they bring you similar joy and laughter through the Optimism of Color.

All photos © Linda Joyce Ott, 2013
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4 comments on “Bens Deli”

  1. how about a little back story, we don’t all come from Montreal

  2. Is this the deli we went to in Montreal? ysppp

    Date: Fri, 17 May 2013 10:52:03 +0000 To:

  3. just beautiful

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