My growing collection of photos of the sex industry can be viewed here (it’s facebook but you don’t have to be a member to see). I’m interested in less obvious manifestations of commercial sex, the ones people don’t notice or get offended or excited by. Most attention goes to bright lights at night, the obviously bawdy, red-light districts and street prostitution, but most business is done discreetly and nearly invisibly. The first three photos here are from Daniel Julia, of bars in Spain where sex workers can be found. There is nothing particular to distinguish these bars from any others.
As with the pictures of brothels in European countries where they are legal, these sites sit inconspicuously in ordinary neighbourhoods.
Many sites called brothels by outsiders are simply houses or flats with no commercial signage. The following two typical terrace houses have been pointed out in the UK, but of course by now the commercial sex may have moved on.
The next two are in Spain and Sicily, buildings where somewhere, in some flat, clients know they can find sex workers.
Again, the collection can be viewed here.