One of the most iconic features of the B/R era in
and in Spanish colonial possessions is selectively ornamented portions of
especially exterior facades, separated by relatively large expanses of empty
space. In the colonial variants, this tended to affect the interiors as well,
particularly in Brazil.
But one of the things I noticed was that in studying the B/R churches, particularly in
and Bavaria, but also in Austria,
the exteriors of the buildings tended to, in their own way, use the same
patterns. For example the pilgrimage church at Kappell, St. John Nepomok in
Zdar, and the pilgrimage shrine of our lady of Lorezo, Prague.
Although it is the general style in the Germanic sphere to simply adorn the planes of the building, the punctuated courses or highly contrasted areas do resemble Iberian styles.