Proud owners had customised their scooters and many sported gleaming chromework, multiple wing mirrors and lavish paintwork .
the paintwork on the window frames was blistered and peeling
Some of the older paintwork you now see in Italian hotels will be the indirect result of Levi's ingenuity and care.
Painters and joiners have been changing the outside of the building, with new paintwork , lighting and banners.
The world's oceans have taken their toll on the black paintwork of the mighty hull, but even the most dubious traveller can be in no doubt that this was a vessel unlike any other.
The weekend saw the final push: we now have not only a floor and walls, but completed paintwork , curtains, and shelving.
The white paintwork was peeling off in huge flakes and one of the windows had a long, diagonal crack running across it.
For example, exterior paintwork has been flaking, giving a shabby appearance to the city's last traditional picture house.
Yet, for all its faded paintwork , it is nonetheless the sort of place that reeks of the old country, of back streets in the Italy of my youthful summers.
It was slightly tatty around the edges, with grubby window frames and slapdash paintwork .