I'll leave you with more pictures of the wonderland that is Utrecht and a heartbreaking real-life tale which could just as well be fiction, as found in Elizabeth Heine's excellent afterword to Forster's "The Longest Journey".
In 1905 Meredith moved to Manchester as a lecturer in economics, and in a letter to Keynes, adressed from Dunwood House, Withington, on 27 April 1906, he remarks, in an Apostolic context:
"But I think I am dead really now - or perhaps I should say I realize now what was plain to others two years ago. I come to life temporarily when I meet Forster."
Forster's appropriation of "Dunwood House" as the name of Herbert Pembroke's boarding-house at Sawston School, where Rickie is so unlike his former self, perhaps reflects more active efforts on his part to "save" Meredith, who did finally marry in July 1906; his wife was Christabel Iles, G.E. Moore's first woman student. Forster's diary entry for 22 June 1906, the day after his return from a visit to Manchester, has a few short words or initials scratched out, but reads:
"I am cut off from [?] [?]: but in recompense will [?] remain beautiful for ever? unattainable equals unchangeable? From the window I see attainers: they look not happy."
The next entry, for 3 July, is very brief:
"Reasons against suicide: (i) selfish (ii) nature ceaselessly beautiful."