From A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E. M. Forster, by Wendy Moffat
"Indeed, the apartment was on the second floor, directly over a male brothel. Cavafy found the location to be efficient and ideal: 'Where could I live better? Below, the brothel caters for the flesh. And there is the church which forgives sin. And there is the hospital where we die."
From Chapter 6, Parting with Respectability