good song :).I've heard of Breslau, but I wasn't aware of the changed name.
The song's a little before my time, but amusing.Wroclaw (vrots-wahf) takes some practice but the Poles seemed to accept my pronunciation of it when I was there.
I thought this would interest you, Jonathan...I will post some of them soon.http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2010/ginsberg/#
Thanks for the tip, Ray, great stuff. I'd seen some of Ginsberg's photos before but not these ones.
I consider cities who have changed names highly fascinating. I found the location of the place shown on the postcard. The bridge in the background is the Kaiserbrücke, surprisingly enough it still exists today (named Most Grunwaldzki in Polish). I didn't know the song, strange song, apparently popular because a lot of covers have been made (a.o. by They Might Be Giants).
That is a strange song, not the typical pop song subject. You have a sharp eye as usual. I crossed the bridge when I visited Breslau/Wroclaw in 2009.