Laurie Lee depicts a magical, medieval aspect, with creeper leaves reminding him of pointy eared devils.

”s-Hertogenbosch is no tourist town, but has mysterious beauties of its own, where motionless canals, full of silver light, lap the houses like baths of mercury, and rooftops carry creepers whose wing-pointed leaves resemble the devils of Hieronymus Bosch.’

Source: Laurie Lee, I Can’t Stay Long (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1977 ((1975)), p. 178

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