Baroque gets a bad press at times and some of it was certainly OTT on the Continent but some of it is quite light and so what if many of the additions were not essential to the structure? I find neo-classical quite boring at times and as for bauhaus and brutalism – only a techie or stonemason could like those.
Baroque offers grandeur and regularity, it almost pays homage to classical but it also adds things … interesting. It adds interest:
I presume you know what those places are – I’ve not been to Blenheim but have to the other three – palaces were deliberately chosen today but tomorrow, I’d like to move to boat style and show what I’m trying to do.
The Baroque I like is light, rich colour contrasts, modestly ornate and has some signature feature throughout, whilst not killing the grandeur. The notion of dome above is grand. I’d love to see a new style perhaps redolent of Baroque, in vaguely classical outline, though how that could be done would be up to a genius or eighty.