==Bracha for seeing Glamorously Rebuilt Jewish Settlements==
# Though the Gemara says that one may recite the Bracha "
Mesig Gevul Almanah" upon seeing settled Jewish communities, many contemporary Poskim advise leaving out Hashem's name, due to the variety of opinions regarding the required conditions. Still, a number of Poskim permit reciting the Bracha in Eretz Yisrael.<ref>Berachot 58b, Shulchan Aruch 224:10. Rav Chaim David HaLevi (vol 4 Siman 5) does not allow one to recite the Berach ever with Shem uMalchut; Rav Mordechai Eliyahu (Ma'amar Mordechai vol. 3 Kedushat HaAretz Siman 3) seems to hold that way, as well. Similarly, Rav David Yosef (Halacha Berurah 224:21) recommends one say it bli shem umalchut upon seeing fine homes and synagogues, either in Eretz Yisrael or Chutz LaAretz, as a Chumra for Rashi's shitah that it's only BaZeman HaBayit. However, Piskei Teshuvot (224:9) concedes that one who does recite the Beracha on glamorous Batei Kenesiot and Batei Midrashot in Eretz Yisrael isn't out of line. See Mishneh Halachot 10:75.
[[Rav David Lauhttp://www.srugim.co.il/95578-%D7%94%D7%A8%D7%91-%D7%9C%D7%90%D7%95-%D7%91%D7%A8%D7%9A-%D7%9E%D7%A6%D7%99%D7%91-%D7%92%D7%91%D7%95%D7%9C-%D7%90%D7%9C%D7%9E%D7%A0%D7%94-%D7%91%D7%94%D7%9B%D7%AA%D7%A8%D7%AA-%D7%A8%D7%91%D7%94|Rav David Lau]] recited the bracha in front of Rav Dov Lior when the community of Asa'el a few years back grew and officially installed Rav Meir Bareli as rabbi. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38HOftf9DSw HaRav Hershel Schachter] recited the Beracha when visiting Yeshivat Elon Moreh, and [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gashsmxl1IU Rav Eliezer Melamed] did when speaking in Yeshivat HaGolan.
The aforementioned Rav Meir Bareli himself wrote an article in [http://www.otzar.org/wotzar/book.aspx?157155&pageid=P0041 HaMaayan (Tishri 5771, 51-1, page 39)] on this very topic. See R' Melamed's [https://www.yeshiva.org.il/midrash/8523 article] and [http://ph.yhb.org.il/10-15-22/ Peninei Halacha], as well as [https://www.toraland.org.il/%D7%9E%D7%90%D7%9E%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%9D/%D7%90%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%A0%D7%94-%D7%95%D7%94%D7%9C%D7%9B%D7%94/%D7%91%D7%A8%D7%9B%D7%95%D7%AA/%D7%91%D7%A8%D7%9B%D7%AA-%D7%9E%D7%A6%D7%99%D7%91-%D7%92%D7%91%D7%95%D7%9C-%D7%90%D7%9C%D7%9E%D7%A0%D7%94/ R' Yehuda Amichai's article] for more.
==Bracha for seeing a house of Avoda Zara==
# Nowadays we do not make the Bracha for seeing a house of Avoda Zara (which was Baruch Atta…SheNatan Erech Apayim LeOvri Retzono). <Ref> S”A 224:1 writes that for seeing an Avoda Zara the Bracha is Baruch Atta…SheNatan Erech Apayim LeOvri Retzono. The Mishna Brurah 224:2 adds that this Bracha also applies if one only sees the house of the Avoda Zara. However, the Rama 224:1 writes clearly that our minhag is not to make this Bracha nowadays since we see these houses of Avoda Zara often. Mishna Brurah 224:3 extends the case to even if one didn’t see the house of Avoda Zara in thirty days one still doesn’t make the Bracha. </ref>