the Carmel

Workmen's Gate

Workers' Gate

Door leading from the garden to the rue de la Chaussée de Beuvillers. The workers entered through there, the delivery men or others. That's where the Les Buissonnets furniture came in, with Tom. And also the episode of the Christmas trees, told by Thérèse in MS C, folio 13 recto. Indeed, a "third party" was needed so that the sister porter was not the only one to welcome the workers. She was standing in the small door on the right.


More recent photo of the same worker's door seen from the outside - we can clearly see the small door included in the right leaf.


The door seen from the outside, but open to the garden of the Carmelites. We can see its right leaf, on the far right in the photo, with the small door itself open.